Just a brief note: I will be following up on my post a couple weeks ago entitled “Inmate” does not mean “no longer human”. If you go back to the comments section of the original Houston Press story, you may notice comments from Alan Bernstein, the public affairs director for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. (To be fair, I had no cause to check back on the original article and did not notice these comments until today.) It shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone that Mr. Bernstein takes exception to the Houston Press story as written; I have a copy of the same memo that Mr. Bernstein sent to Randall Patterson and his editor and have read it.
So, in the interest of fairness, among others, I do plan to write a followup. I just don’t have all the information in hand to do so just yet. It may be another week but it is on the schedule.