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By ABC13
Harris County inmate dies after deputies found him hanging by bed sheet in jail

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an inmate was found dead in his jail cell. The family of 32-year-old Vincent Young is demanding answers.

“I’m perfectly sure what they say happened didn’t happen,” said the victim’s wife, Kim Young.

By ABC13
2 inmates locked up inside HCSO transport van for 10 hours

Two inmates were locked up and handcuffed inside a tight space for 10 hours. They were forgotten while being transported from one end of 1200 Baker Street to the other, authorities said. 

“As other visitors were coming to the facility, they heard a little bit of a commotion,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

By ABC13
Family wants answers after suspect in woman’s death killed himself in jail

The family of a young woman who was stabbed to death wants answers after the man charged with capital murder was able to commit suicide inside his Harris County jail cell.

Maytham Alsaedy, 26, was found hanging by a bed sheet… 

By Keri Blakinger
State finds Harris County jail out of compliance after 2nd suicide in a month

On the heels of two inmate suicides in the course of a month, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards this week flagged the Harris County jail for failing to meet state standards by not checking on a mentally ill inmate for nearly 45 minutes before she killed herself.

By Houston Chronicle
State finds Harris County jail out of compliance for 5th time in two years

For the fifth time in less than 2 years, inspectors flagged the Harris County jail for failing to meet state standards after a week-long visit revealed lukewarm food and bug-infested cells.

While the last few compliance failures…

By Keri Blakinger
Harris County jail inmate dies by suicide days after misdemeanor arrest

A Harris County inmate locked up on a pair of misdemeanor charges died Wednesday after hanging herself inside a jail cell, marking the local lock-up’s fifth apparent suicide in less than two years.

Tracy Whited was booked into …

By Keri Blakinger and Julian Gill 

Harris County inmate accused of beating to death gay man he claimed hit on him in jail

A Harris County inmate has been charged with murder for allegedly beating to death a man he claimed hit on him in a jail holding cell.


By FOX 26 Houston staff
Harris County deputies capture escaped inmate

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says an escaped inmate has been captured. HCSO says the inmate escaped from inside the jail releasing area at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Federal immigration authorities were scheduled to pick up Manuel Enrique Alvarez-Soto, 35, when he was able to pass through an exit at the Harris County Inmate Processing Center …

By  ABC 13 News, 
Officers claim company won’t pay them for extra duty job

To make extra money, law enforcement officers frequently work extra jobs off hours.

You’ve probably seen these guys out on the road and may not have paid much attention. They’re all law enforcement officers, but when they’re out riding to make sure those wide loads and big cranes stay safe, they’re actually working second jobs off-duty.