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Jamie Page


Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Internal memo describes ‘squalor’ at Hays County jail

Days after Sheriff Gary Cutler took office last November, his chief deputy said he found the jail in a "state of squalor" so bad that inmates in once cell block had taken to wearing bandannas over their mouths to ward off an infestation of tiny flies.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Sheriff, Hays County sued by former jail employee

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler has been sued by a former employee who claims he was demoted and pressured to resign in retaliation for political associations and free speech.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Sheriff implements early release program

New Sheriff Gary Cutler has instituted an early-release program for inmates who behave themselves, a move that has already allowed Hays County to stop housing inmates at considerable expense in neighboring Guadalupe County.