‘We do not have the resources’: Jail deaths the result of Harris County’s failure to invest in resources, not training: Attorney with deputies organization
An attorney for the Harris County Deputies Organization, who’s familiar with Eric Morales’ case, said in custody jail deaths have nothing to do with detention officers’ training. Instead, Robin Foster said they’re the result of a systemic problem that runs much deeper.
TDCJ to resume bus transportation after inmate escaped custody before killing family of 5
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) will resume inmate transportation starting Monday, June 13 after temporarily stopping it to investigate how a convicted murderer escaped from a bus last month and allegedly killed a man and his four grandsons.
Harris County Jail inmate dies after being found 'unresponsive’ in his cell, officials say
HOUSTON – An inmate at the Harris County Jail was found unresponsive in his cell over the weekend, officials said. Court records show the robbery charge was dismissed and then refiled as the burglary charge. The burglary charge was dismissed following Jacobs’ death. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate Jacobs’ death. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet determined a cause of death.