MEDIA STATEMENT: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Regarding last night’s jail escapee incident: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’s statement on behalf of Dallas County
Parkland, Sheriff Valdez and the Commissioners Court broke ground this week on a state of the art $40 million dollar medical facility within the Dallas County Jail that, once completed, will virtually eliminate the need for inmates to be transported to outside hospitals. This illustrates the foresight and vigilance that has been at work within the Sheriff's Dept. to address issues regarding inmate medical needs and security for the future of Dallas County.
Commissioner John Wiley Price, who was instrumental in the successful effort to bring our jails into state and federal compliance, is spearheading the courts role in building this important in-jail medical facility.
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