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Inmates Moved From Dawson State Jail

Buses began moving inmates from the minimum-security Dawson State Jail Thursday morning, after months of CBS 11 investigations and debates from lawmakers.

CBS 11–08/01/2013

Dawson State Jail

Dawson State Jail To Close After Series Of CBS 11 I-Team Reports

A jail in downtown Dallas is closing for good — after a series of CBS 11 I-Team investigations uncovered questionable deaths inside the facility.

CBS 11–06/11/2013

Senate Panel Endorses Closing $54M Private Prison

A key Senate panel has endorsed the closure of a $54 million private state prison in North Texas that ranks among the most dangerous lockups in the state.

03/04/2013

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CBS 11 Investigates: Woman Dies After Being Held Sick At Dawson State Jail For Days

CBS 11 has obtained documents detailing an inmate’s last days at Dawson State Jail. The records indicate Shebaa Green was sick in the jail for days before she was transported to the hospital.

CBS 11–11/30/2012

Autumn Miller clutches her child, Gracie, who was born premature in the Dawson Jail in downtown Dallas. (Credit: Miller Family)

Premature Baby Born At Dawson Jail Without Medically Trained Personnel

CBS 11 has learned a baby was prematurely born last month at the Dawson Jail in downtown Dallas, apparently with no medically trained personnel in attendance.

07/10/2012

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Another Family Blames Dawson State Jail For Inmate Death

Ashleigh Shae Parks, 30, died just six weeks before she was scheduled to be released from Dawson State Jail in downtown Dallas, a low security facility for people convicted of non-violent crimes.

06/14/2012

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Mysterious Jail Death Raises Questions

The Alfanos walk around their home eager to show visitors reminders of their daughter Pam Weatherby. When opening the fridge, two remaining bottles of insulin still sit chilling.

04/26/2012