Jails

TX Black Woman with History of Mental Illness Died in Jail

In December 2018 a Texas black woman with a history of mental illness died jail waiting on her family to pay a $300 bail order.

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AL Law Allows Sheriffs to Profit from Funds Intended for Feeding Inmates

In March 2018 national reporting revealed that Alabama law allows local sheriffs to “keep and retain” leftover funds intended for feeding inmates in county jails.

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