Inmate Deaths Spark Calls for Transparency in Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Fort Worth, Texas – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is facing scrutiny over a series of inmate deaths in recent years, sparking concerns about transparency and accountability within the department. Last month, the deaths of two inmates within days of each other have reignited calls for answers and reforms within the Sheriff’s Office. Roderick Johnson, 42, died from drug poisoning on April 18, while Anthony Johnson, 31, passed away on April 21 after an altercation …

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Lack of Transparency: Examining Custodial Deaths in Los Angeles County Jails Through the Lens of ‘Death in Custody’

Los Angeles, California had a notably deadly year in 2023, with 45 people dying in custody. The county’s jails reported at least nine drug-related deaths, three suicides, three homicides, one hypothermia-related death, and several cases with undetermined causes. However, Los Angeles stands out from other municipalities in that it reports jail deaths, unlike many other areas where such information is not readily available to the public. In their 2023 book, “Death in Custody: How America …

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Dollar General Massacre Manifesto Released by Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Name of Transparency

Jacksonville, Florida – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has released a hate-filled manifesto written by the individual responsible for the racially motivated shooting that resulted in the deaths of three Black individuals at a Dollar General store in the Grand Park neighborhood last summer. The 27-page manifesto, written by a white man from Clay County, details his malicious intentions and hateful ideology before he ultimately took his own life at the scene of the shooting. Sheriff …

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