Articles tagged: Dallas County Jail

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How Texas Jails Avoid Investigations of Inmate Deaths

Every Texas jail death is supposed to be investigated. But a recent case shows how facilities skirt the law and avoid scrutiny.

Early last year, Holly Barlow-Austin cut off her ankle monitor and headed to Dallas. She lived with her husband in Texarkana, a small town on the border of Texa...Read More

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The Interview: Lupe Valdez

Dallas County’s gay Latina sheriff on changing the good ol’ boy system.

The gay Latina sheriff on changing the good ol’ boy system, mental health services in jails and excessive force allegations against her officers....Read More

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