They called it the “The Texas Jail.” A ramshackle cluster of cells purchased from the Lone Star State, shipped to Key West on a barge and placed by crane on the second floor of the Monroe County Jail. Randall Berg was executive director of the new Florida Justice Institute when he first took an interest in the jail back in 1978. He already knew the horror stories, but nothing prepared him for his first visit. “It was freezing in there,” Berg recalled. “And they just jammed… Read the full article.