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
Under the contract, state prisoners who violate their paroles for ``technical issues'' - such as possessing a weapon or associating with felons or gang members - are allowed to serve their 60- to 90-day sentences in county jails
But in the midst of recent spate of racial rioting within county jails
, Baca has seemingly been less interested in solving problems than in pointing fingers.
Other county jails
, including Men's Central Jail and Twin Towers in Los Angeles, were in ``modified'' lockdown - inmates are only allowed out of their cells for medical visits, attorney consultation and court appearances, sheriff's Sgt.