Texas Jail Project: Effects of Pretrial Detention

Texas Jail Project is collecting people's stories about their experiences while incarcerated in a Texas county jail, before their case is decided—when they are pretrial. We urge former inmates, family members, or friends to send us their stories.

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Interview with Carlota Torres
The mother of a son with physical and mental disorders describes the struggle she and his father endured after he was incarcerated in the Bexar county jail in San Antonio. Julian Torres was injured during lengthy pretrial detention, and Carlota describes what it was like for them to journey all the way from El Paso to find him hospitalized in serious condition.
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Maria Ana shares about her son's experience of being held pretrial in a Texas county jail for 3 years and invites you to share your story too....
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