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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

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Food Bank Kitchen’s Future Unclear With Closing Of State Jail

The North Texas Food Bank’s Community Kitchen provides thousands of meals a week but faces an uncertain future with the closure of Dawson State jail.

07/22/2013

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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

Dawson State Jail

Activists Hold Vigil For Lives Lost At Dawson State Jail

Activists from across the state came to Dallas to hold a vigil in honor of the lives lost at the jail and to call on the state to close Dawson State Jail for good.

03/07/2013

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Sen. West, Civil Rights Groups Join Calls For Jail Closure

Civil rights groups gathered in Austin at the Texas state capitol to release a report asking for the closure of Dawson State Jail in Dallas.

CBS 11–02/25/2013

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

CBS I-Team: Mother Grieves Death Of Baby Born At Dawson State Jail

CBS 11’s Ginger Allen spoke exclusively with a woman, who says her pleas for help at the jail were ignored, as the life of her newborn baby hung in the balance.

CBS 11–02/22/2013

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Human Rights Groups Call For Closure Of Dawson State Jail

More than two-dozen national and state groups are calling for the closure of Dawson State Jail in Dallas.

CBS 11–01/24/2013

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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

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

Guards Come Forward In Dawson Jail Investigation

People have died inside a downtown Dallas jail. And we’ve been told, the deaths are the result of a lack of attention and medical care.

10/08/2012

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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

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Dawson State Jail Employee Shot In Parking Lot

A female employee at the Dawson State Jail in downtown Dallas was shot in the parking lot after getting into her mini van just before 5:00 pm Tuesday.

01/10/2012