Keeping county jails
focused on their mission of pretrial custody and short-term sentencing starts with a diversionary, crisis intervention approach that engages the whole system, from law enforcement and the courts to the jail itself.
gt;"Anytime there's a death in custody, we are concerned how it occurred," said Brandon Wood, director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the 16-person state agency responsible for overseeing all of Texas' county jails
This new method of managing the percentage of time served by those sentenced to county jail
better enables us to do our jobs as prosecutors,'' Webb said.
A March 1996 Department of Justice investigation of the Maricopa County Jails
in Arizona found that the sheriff's department used stun guns on prisoners while they were confined in restraint chairs, including one case where jail staff used a stun gun against a prisoner's testicles.
MedGuard's franchise model satisfies this desire by giving local health care professionals the opportunity to be the exclusive health care provider for a county jail
Women were moved to the previously closed Lynwood facility in March from Twin Towers to make more room for men there, following violent clashes in the county jails
that left two dead and hundreds injured.
Guards at the Maricopa County Jails
have been known to use the stun gun against an inmate "simply to see its effect," the report states.
In 1994, Michigan passed a similar law that will now charge up to $60 a day for room and board in county jails
the nation's poster jail system for dysfunctionality.
Under the contract, state prisoners who violate their paroles on ``technical issues'' such as weapons possession or associating with felons or gang members are allowed to serve their 60-day to 90-day sentences in county jails
Hoping to relieve tensions that sparked two weeks of deadly rioting in Los Angeles County jails
, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to terminate a $27 million contract to house about 1,200 parolees from the state prison system.
AS sheriff of Los Angeles County, it is Lee Baca's responsibility to oversee and ensure safety at the county jails
CASTAIC - The lockdown of Los Angeles County jails
continued Monday as authorities attempted to defuse tension in the 21,000-inmate system and prevent further violence after fighting over the weekend between Latinos and African-Americans at two jails in Pitchess Detention Center left an inmate dead and dozens injured.
The rioting triggered a lockdown of Los Angeles County jails
that continued Monday as authorities attempted to defuse tension in the 21,000-inmate system.
Sheriff's officials called in deputies from the Lancaster sheriff's station and from county jails
to reinforce the Mira Loma staff during the protest, but the men eventually gave up peacefully before lunchtime.