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The Source: Bexar County Wants More Female Jailers

A file photo of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and detention center.
Eileen Pace | Texas Public Radio

  Bexar County Jail saw a spike in its female residents from around 450 in 2011 to over 700 today. This near doubling of the population means the jail needs more women in its ranks. Men are not allowed to work in many living areas for incarcerated females, despite what you saw on Orange Is The New Black. 

Why are we seeing this spike? Who should apply for these kinds of jobs with the county?

Guest:

  • Raul Banasco, deputy chief and jail administrator for Bexar County's Adult detention center
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive