Suicides Spike In Texas Jails; Lawmakers Consider Using Inmates To Help With ProblemThe spike in suicides in Texas County jails has lawmakers considering using other inmates to help curb the problem.
Changes Likely To Texas Jail Forms After Woman's DeathJail regulators in Texas say they are changing mental health screenings for inmates following the death this summer of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup.
Perry: Texas Won't Comply With Federal Prison Rape Law Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.
Mental Illness Rates Rise In Texas Youth FacilitiesA criminal justice expert has told lawmakers that rates of mental illness exceed gang affiliation among juveniles in Texas jails.