Topics Tag: Jails

January 30, 2018

Screening Form for Suicide & Medical, Mental, & Developmental Impairments

In response to 85(R) Senate Bill 1849, known as “The Sandra Bland Act”, Texas county jails were required to make changes to minimum jail standards as of September 1, 2017. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS)…

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January 8, 2018

Texas Commission on Jail Standards Major Findings on SB 1849

Senate Bill (SB) 1849, referred to as “The Sandra Bland Act” (SBA) in this report, requires Texas county jails to make changes to minimum jail standards as of September 1, 2017. To address sections of…

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May 27, 2015

Smart Justice: Texas Needs More Effective Alternatives Than Jail to Treat Mentally Ill

For decades, a best practice of health care systems reform has been to reduce higher-cost emergency health care by promoting more cost-effective primary care aimed at prevention and early intervention of illness and disease. It…

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