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  1. Dallas Homeless Commission Recommends SolutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | NBC Dallas

    ... homeless himself, said he has a friend with a voucher but landlords refuse to accept it. The former Dawson State Jail is being studied as a possible homeless shelter. Dallas County commissioners voted Tuesday to investigate the option of acquiring ...

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  2. Housing the homeless in an old Dallas jail looks awful - but it's better than nothingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    The Jesse R. Dawson State Jail has a nice view of the Trinity River and downtown from its Commerce Street perch across from the county jail. The Jesse R. Dawson State Jail, once a privately run house of horrors where seven inmates died between 2004 and 2013 under the watch of Corrections Corporation of America , looks like it did when it was abandoned by the state of Texas four Augusts ago .

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  3. Abandoned Dallas Jail May Reopen As a Homeless FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2016 | NBC Dallas

    Dallas' Dawson State Jail has been empty for three years, but some city leaders have considered using the facility to house the city's homeless. Pressure is growing to reopen an abandoned jail building as a facility for homeless people, with 80 homeless camps now counted around Dallas.

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  4. Will Dallas fork over $5M for a closed jail it's coveted on the Trinity River?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    The Dawson State Jail, at right, sits along the Trinity River ... and across from the county jail and criminal courthouse. Location, location, location.

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  5. Civil suit may force Reyna recusal on Twin Peaks, and other storiesRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2016 | Grits for Breakfast

    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention: A proposed resolution this Thursday at the Austin City Council directs city staff to draft regulations for municipal court judges significantly limiting when people may be arrested for nonpayment of Class C fines.Whether Dallas can purchase the shuttered Dawson State Jail depends on the price. McLennan DA Abel Reyna may have to recuse himself from prosecuting the Twin Peaks biker cases because of a civil suit against him.

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  6. Prison System Ponders $250 Million in Budget Cuts Read Story Johnathan Silver, The Texas TribuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | KCEN

    ... closures may be in the offing, said Scott Henson, author of the criminal justice blog Grits for Breakfast. Dawson State Jail, one of the two former TDCJ facilities, closed down to the Dallas community's delight because it was by the Trinity River ...

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  7. Prison system ponders $250 million in budget cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Amarillo.com

    ... closures may be in the offing, said Scott Henson, author of the criminal justice blog Grits for Breakfast. Dawson State Jail, one of the two former TDCJ facilities, closed down to the Dallas community's delight because it was by the Trinity River ...

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  8. Texas Prisons Ponder Cutting $250 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Texas Tribune

    ... closures may be in the offing, said Scott Henson, author of the criminal justice blog Grits for Breakfast. Dawson State Jail, one of the two former TDCJ facilities, closed down to the Dallas community's delight because it was by the Trinity River ...

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  9. Editorial: Why the Ron Kirk Bridge mattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    ... and the A. Maceo Smith Federal Building, both named after pioneering black civic leaders. Another, the old Dawson State Jail - named after the county's first black constable, the late Jesse R. Dawson - sits on the banks of the Trinity River, its ...

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  10. As Tent City Closes, Stragglers Prepare to DisperseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | Dallas Observer

    ... 4. There had been talk of using vacant county or state property as temporary shelter, with the shuttered Dawson State Jail on Riverfront Boulevard as perhaps the most obvious site, but Crain says those discussions have so far come to naught. ...

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  11. Dallas Leaders Balk at Tent City Closure PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | NBC Dallas

    ... with," Councilwoman Tiffinni Young said. Long-term solutions mentioned Wednesday include using the closed Dawson State Jail on Commerce Street as a shelter or Hensley Field, the former Dallas Naval Air Station, as a possible camping site or shelter ...

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  12. Dallas City Council to discuss how to close Tent City this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    ... , a problem that has been reported statewide. City Council members are also expected to discuss the use of Dawson State Jail and the old Parkland Memorial Hospital buildings as temporary shelter for Tent City residents.

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  13. Push Those Homeless Out of Their Tents, and They'll Have to Come to Your HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Dallas Observer

    ... g at possible sites where temporary shelter might be feasible, including the former Parkland Hospital, the Dawson State Jail and the former Naval

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