Changes at TX jail where Bland died challenging to achieve

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 1:26 AM

Waller County also faces financial hurdles to implementing other panel recommendations, such as hiring medically trained experts to assess the mental health of inmates.

Changes at TX jail where Bland died challenging to achieve

Several recommendations issued by a panel investigating the small-town TX jail where Sandra Bland died could be challenging to implement, including a call to separate sheriff and jail operations, which may running afoul of state law.

Waller County also faces financial hurdles to implementing other panel recommendations, such as hiring medically trained experts to assess the mental health of inmates.

County executive have faced criticism for not properly monitoring Bland in jail after she acknowledged that she previously had tried to kill herself.

Problems at the jail highlighted in the report released this week are common to many jails across the country, but few have been scrutinized as closely as Waller County'south was after Bland was found hanging from a cell partition, provoking national outrage and drawing the attention of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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