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Resource ID: #10726
Subject: County Government
Source: Dallas Observer



The Dallas Observer provided a profile of the city's worst bureaucrat, James Johnson, who was the director of the Dallas County Department of Community Corrections. The investigation found that under his tenure, Johnson instituted a quota system that punished workers who did not let out a minimum number of inmates; caseworkers, fearing for their jobs, routinely ignored strict guidelines for inmate release; over $30,000 was stolen from the office and employees were fired or transferred on trumped-up charges. Johnson was also the target of numerous sexual-harassment charges, Apr. 7, 1994.

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