Worst U.S. COVID-19 Prison/Jail Hotspots Are In Texas, State Leads The Country In Infections And DeathsAccording to a new report by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, at least 231 inmates and staff members have died of COVID-19 in Texas prisons and jails.
19 Tarrant County Jail Inmates, 7 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19Out of 4,444 inmates in the Tarrant County Jail’s three facilities, 19 have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Monday.
3 Collin County Sheriff’s Office Workers, 1 Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19Within the last two days, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office has received its first positive tests for COVID-19 for three staff members and one inmate in the Collin County Detention Facility.
16 Tarrant County Inmates Have COVID-19, 12 Staff Members Also PositiveThe jail population stands at 3,880 inmates and the Texas Department of Corrections is still restricting inmate transfers due to the coronavirus.
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office Addresses Suicide, Birth And COVID-19 Death At Jail - All Within Last MonthThe Tarrant County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook Thursday to address recent incidents at the jail within the last month, and one of those events caused the jail to lose its certification with the state.
As Outbreaks Continue, Texas Begins 'Expanded' Coronavirus Testing In State PrisonsWith more than 43,000 inmates currently on precautionary lockdown, Texas announced that widespread COVID-19 testing will begin in state prisons.
Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Hand Sanitizer Is Still Considered Contraband In Texas PrisonsThe CDC lists it as one of the things most effective in the battle against COVID-19, but alcohol-based hand sanitizer is considered contraband in Texas jails and prisons.
Coronavirus In Texas: 41 Inmates At Tarrant County Jail Test Positive For COVID-19All inmates are in quarantine, doing well and being cared for by JPS medical staff, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.
Texas Prison Ordered To Provide Soap, Masks To Inmates After Coronavirus-Related DeathA prison in Texas has been ordered to provide inmates with soap, hand sanitizer and masks following the death of an inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Texas: First 2 Tarrant County Jail Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19For the first time, two inmates at the Tarrant County Jail have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Federal Prisons Will Confine Inmates To Cells For 14 DaysThe Bureau of Prisons will begin confining federal inmates, at the more than one dozen Texas locations and across the country, to their cells for 14 days in an attempt to prevent coronavirus exposure.
AG Paxton Files Intervention To Prevent Release Of Over 4,000 Inmates In Harris CountyTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an intervention Sunday to prevent the release of thousands of inmates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2 Texas Prisons To Close Due To Inmate Population Decline, UnderstaffingThe closures of a prison in South Texas and another in suburban Houston will result in annual savings of about $20 million.
Dallas County Jail Inmates Bust Out Dance Moves On Valentine's DayFriday's event at the jail is part of a program that helps inmates prepare to rejoin society and increase their chances of success.
Transgender Women Fight Texas Law That Restricts Inmates From Changing NameThree transgender women have filed a lawsuit challenging a Texas law that bars federal prison inmates from legally changing their names while in custody and within two years after serving their sentence.