Despite being put on notice, jail administrators abjectly failed to bring the system up to acceptable standards. Local officials failed to provide adequate funding and oversight. And innocents have almost certainly suffered irreparable harms to life and liberty as a result of these failures. For them, there will be no happy ending.RELATED: Glimpses of the Harris County Jail's dark underbelly
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
'Harris County Jails Prove Impervious to Reform'
The title of this post is the headline of an item from The Atlantic by Conor Friedersdorf out today chronicling the failure of Harris County jail administrators to fix problems which were clearly identified in a 2009 DOJ investigation. The whole thing is worth a read, but especially notable was his conclusion: