Monday, June 13, 2011

TX: Valley Authorities Forced to Adapt to Range of Prisoners

TX: Valley Authorities Forced to Adapt to Range of Prisoners...they must adapt when they get prisoners from all over the globe. Many are being held in local jails after they get caught trying to cross the border illegally...There are those from Latin America, but they have housed people from China, Pakistan and India AND other countries... The biggest challenge is dealing with their cultures. They talk to their consulates to understand who they are. Some Arab nations require certain religious traditions. "So we really don't have too much of a problem with that. If they need a rug because they need to sit down and pray facing east or whatever, we try to accommodate as far as that goes," The sheriff says if they have too many communication problems with these prisoners, federal authorities will transfer them to facilities where they have translators.

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