Review Panel Recommends Texas Jail Changes
Something had to be done. The Waller County jail became infamous after 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who had been pulled over for failing to use her turn signal, was found dead there in what the medical examiner ruled a suicide. Her death rallied activists, who say she was mistreated because she was Black. Now a panel says sweeping changes need to be made — including psychological evaluations and anger management courses for staff, zero tolerance for verbal abuse of prisoners, and a new building — to create a “model” system.