Has anyone had any dealings with Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), and in particular with respect to a county jail. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I am not familiar with them.
Our Sheriff received a letter stating that they were contacted by a detainee who claims he is not being given access to mental health care. DRTx claims that federal law authorizes them to access, investigate and monitor facilities, including jails.
I would greatly appreciate any knowledge or wisdom anyone can share.
They are the current iteration of the organization formerly known as Advocacy, Inc. I had some experience dealing with them under their former moniker. I found them not to be as bombastic as, say, the ACLU can be. But they will look to make an example of your county if they believe they can.
Start at 42 USCA § 10801, et seq.
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