"The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons."
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Russian novelist, 1821-1881
We would like to bring to the reader's attention the fact that we have the utmost respect for 'Correctional' Officers who do their difficult jobs in a professional manner, always remembering that they are dealing with human beings. The use of the word 'guard' on these pages is always in relation to unprofessional ruffians who should not be allowed to disgrace and dishonor the uniform nor the department. Kay Lee
Sheriff of Dallas County
Chief Greg Leveling, Assistant Chief Deputy Dallas County Jail
[Salary: About $78,000 a year, plus benefits]
"The staff already has grown to like him very quickly, He's very congenial."
~Dallas County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Don Peritz, July 14, 2005.
BUT, is he an honorable man, a professional and capable chief?
Will he tolerate abusive staff, like jailers Abell and Lewis?
NEW ASSISTANT CHIEF DEPUTY
Is Greg Leveling the Man With the Plan?
UPDATE ON GREG LEVELING
Obviously not the Man With The Plan
UNSWORN DECLARATIONS FROM THE JAIL
Kaylee: This letter concerns a man currently being held in the Dallas County Jail. He has been through a police line-up. The couple said he was not the person who took their check book and credit cards. His attorney keeps trying to get him to plead guilty or take a plea bargain. They have told him that if he doesn't do this, they can make him sit in the jail for one to two years awaiting a trial. The conditions there are over-crowded, there are several health issues including inmates not being given their medication. Sometimes they have to sleep on the floor. I am very concerned for his well being. Thank you for your concern and any help you can provide.
MEDICAL CARE IN DALLAS COUNTY JAIL
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Another Medical Nightmare
While the controversy rages inmates continue to suffer.
Former county jail inmates fighting for their lives
Officials reject claims, say 'good standard' of treatment was provided
We Hate Your Guts
What a disturbing new lawsuit says about the county jail
Mentally Incompetent Inmates Stranded in Jail
Shortage of mental-hospital beds leaves them no place else to go
The persons to call to request the mental health care your loved one needs are as follows:1. Chief Deputy Danny Downs ph. 214.653.2601
2. Exec. Chief Jesse Flores ph. 214.653.3451
Dallas County's jail population is at 7,870 as of Mid-July 2005
NOTE: Everyone should be aware by now that we are using incarceration as the first resort, not for people we fear, but for people whose choices we do not approve of or whose situation we refuse to tolerate. Who will claim the united states is free anymore? Not the innocent man sitting in his cell in despair because the system made another mistake. Not the small time pot smoker who was sitting on his couch in his own home hurting no one, using a plant of the earth, when a gang of swat thugs burst through the door and hauled him off to prison. Not the 'deadbeat dad' who couldn't find a job to pay his child support, Certainly not the homeless man who is serving a life sentence for being hustled off for vagrancy 3 times in a state that refuses to let their homeless population be seen and harbors the 3-strike laws to make sure they disappear. Want to really cut down on jail/prison overcrowding? Then for the Love of God, quit arresting so many people! Kay Lee
OVERCROWDING AT THE JAIL
Written From Personal Experience by Sharif
COUNTY JAIL IS COPING WITH EXTRA INMATES
State delays transfers in case of hurricane evacuation
ABUSE BY JAILERSThe below list is compiled from various sources
ROGUE OFFICERS GOLD STAR OFFICERS C/O Jay R. Abell Government Center C/O (Ms.) Walls Government Center C/O Lewis Government Center C/O Conley Government Center Sgt. Sanders (#7881) Government Center C/O (Ms.) Dobbins Government Center C/O I. Marshall (#6602) Government Center C/O (Ms.) Crump Government Center Sgt. Gentry Government Center Nurses Lynette C/O Myles C/O Mays C/O (Ms.) Woods C/O Carter C/O Gonzales C/O Scott Lew Sterrett Justice Center Captain Ledford C/O "Tee" Lew Sterrett Justice Center C/O Williams Psych Dr.'s Escort C/O (Ms.) Jones C/O Gibson Lew Sterrett Justice Center C/O Sessions C/O Thomas C.O Champ C/O Gonzalez C/O Johnson Sgt. Rand Government Center C/O Jackson Ms. Castill Government Center C/O Smith Simpson Government Center Ms Blackshear Lew Sterrett Justice Center Ms. Turner Government Center Ms. Morales Lew Sterrett Justice Center Nurse Sanders Ms. Diamond Government Center C/O Champ Court Desk Officer Kirkpatrick Government Center C/O Jones Court Desk Officer Sheriff Investigator Dawson
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Lew Sterrett Justice Center C/O Session Court Desk Officer Sheriff Investigator Ms Parker Lew Sterrett Justice Center C/O Herron Court Desk Officer Sheriff Officer L. Thompson w/m Castillo West Tower 1st Shift
Sgt. Sanders Government Center Mrs Gertrude Miller Psych Dept Crenshaw Lew Sterrett C/O Foster 2nd shift Lew Sterrett Dr Oliver Psych Dr. Lew Sterrett Nurse Ngoi Madulklom West Tower 5th Floor English Lew Sterrett C/O Moore West Tower 5th Floor Sgt. Womack Susan Kay C/O Teeves 1st Shift West Tower C/O Love North Tower Lew Sterrett C/O Desta Government Center Sgt. Moore Lew Sterrett C/O Butler Lew Sterrett C/O Roberts Susan Kay Chidi Njoku Med Tech Sgt. Nelson Lew Sterrett Ms. Williams West Tower 5th Floor C/O Lunsford Lew Sterrett C/O Ojo West Tower Sgt. Rodriguez Lew Sterrett Vivian Barnett Med Tech C/O Jackson Book In Officer C/O Pinson Lew Sterrett C/O Williams Book In Officer Vicky H. Ofokarie Med Tech C/O Gatson Lew Sterrett C/O Scott Court Desk Officer C/O Olugbude North Tower Lew Sterrett Penk Lew Sterrett C/O Rubal Cado 2nd shift Lew Sterrett Ms. Woods 1st shift Lew Sterrett C/O Penny North Tower Lew Sterrett R. Roberts Court Desk Officer C/O Strange 2nd shift Lew Sterrett C/O Broadnay North Tower Lew Sterrett Sgt. Rivera Lew Sterrett Ms Derrett West Tower Sgt..Ball Lew Sterrett C/O Flowers 3rd Shift Lew Sterrett C/O Fountain Lew Sterrett C/O Moreno North Tower Greg Leveling Chief Deputy C/O Sanchez Suzanne Kays Sgt. Blackshear 2nd shift Lew Sterrett Ms. Holder North Tower C/O Crumb Lew Sterrett Clay Court Desk Officer Edgar L. McMillian Chief Deputy Ms. McCant Lew Sterrett Lt. Judy Pharr Internal Affairs Sgt. Matlock Lew Sterrett C/O Bender Lew Sterrett C/O Morgan Lew Sterrett C/O Lindsay West Tower3rd Floor James Williams Psych Caseworker CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST DALLAS COUNTY JAILPLN LAWSUIT AGAINST DALLAS COUNTY JAIL
From: "paul wright" <email@example.com>
To: "Lakeith Sharif" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: dallas jail suit
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:19:03 -0500
We got the suit filed against the jail yesterday. Attached is The COMPLAINT, The PI MOTION and The PRESS RELEASE. So far the media hasnít picked up on it, hopefully they do. Thanks for your help in getting this rolling.
Paul Wright, Editor
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SHARIF and SUSAN KAY
The Final Days
REFLECTIONS ON THE BROKEN & INHUMANE TEXAS JAIL/PRISON SYSTEM