Florida

5 Facts About Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law

You’ve likely heard about Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in the news ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting.  The law clearly states that a person has the right to use firearms against his or her attacker regardless of whether or not there’s another way to handle the situation.  Let’s take a look at 5 facts about this law and how it has caused a great deal of controversy.

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County Jails

Dallas County Jail – Decker Detention Center in Texas

Decker Detention Center: The Bill Decker Detention Center is located at 899 North Stemmons Fwy Dallas, Texas 75202.  The Decker Detention Center was named after one of Dallas County’s most notorious Sheriff’s, James E. Bill Decker.  He was known for his fearlessness and being a fair lawman.

This once well-known luxury hotel and nightspot was owned by Actress Doris Day.  The Beatles once stayed on the fourth floor during… Read more

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Dallas County Jail – North Tower in Texas

There are six detention facilities within the Dallas County Sheriffs Department. These facilities can house more than 7500 inmates with a detention staff of 900 employees. The Dallas County Detention Facilities are self sufficient and operate 24-hours a day 365 days a year.

North Tower Detention Facility: was constructed in 1993, this ultramodern facility holds 2,364 maximum security inmates with 188 single cells. It takes a staff of  350… Read more

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Dallas County Jail – Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility in Texas

Suzanne Lee Kays Detention Facility: (Also known as South Tower) is the Flagship of the Dallas Sheriffs Department. This facility is the departments first direct supervision facility,  meaning the floor officers work inside the actual housing unit with the inmates.  The construction of this facility was completed in spring of 2008.

This Detention Center was dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Lee Kays back in 1995 by Sheriff Jim… Read more

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Dallas County Jail – West Tower in Texas

West Tower Detention Facility:  Is located within the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.  The West Tower has 132 tanks and 25 single cells.  It can house up to 1478 male inmates.

The West Tower houses a variety of classifications besides medium and maximum custody inmates.  These classifications include: Class “C” Trusty,  Infirmary, lower bunk medical restriction, closed behavioral observation, suicidal, HIV, homosexual and sex crimes against children.  The inmates are… Read more

County Jails

Henderson County Detention Center in Kentucky – Visiting, Searching, Contacting an Inmate

The Henderson County Detention Center’s mission is to provide a safe and secure facility for all inmates and staff utilizing both Federal and State Regulations & Guidelines for compliance of discipline, law & order while preserving all inmate’s rights due to incarceration.

The Henderson County Detention Center currently operates as a Class-D facility with a 543 bed capacity.

Visiting an Inmate in the Henderson County Detention Center in

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Louisville Community Correctional Center in Kentucky – Visiting, Searching, Contacting an Inmate

We are committed to enhancing public safety by controlling and managing offenders in a safe, humane and cost-efficient manner consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards. For detailed information please click here to review our strategic plan. Each year, more than 42,000 men and women will move through the facilities. They will interact with a well-trained staff committed to excellence. Inmates housed in Metro Corrections facilities have many program… Read more

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Louisville Metro Jail in Kentucky – Visiting, Searching, Contacting an Inmate

We are committed to enhancing public safety by controlling and managing offenders in a safe, humane and cost-efficient manner consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards. For detailed information please click here to review our strategic plan. Each year, more than 42,000 men and women will move through the facilities. They will interact with a well-trained staff committed to excellence. Inmates housed in Metro Corrections facilities have many program… Read more