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A Euless Municipal Jail Inmate Dies in Under 5 Hours-Pt.3

DM Corridor in County Jail with inmate and deputy

Fewer than 5 hours after Kenderick Jackson was booked into the city jail in Euless, Texas, he was pronounced deceased. The manner of death, per the custodial death report (CDR) about Mr. Jackson, was alcohol/drug intoxication. However, results from the autopsy performed by the medical examiner or coroner are still pending.

Tarrant County Jail Addresses Jail Overcrowding

The Tarrant County Sheriff in Fort Worth, Texas, informed the Tarrant County commissioner’s court earlier this year that he was desperate for additional jail beds due to overcrowding. The sheriff presented a plan that involved moving 600 or more inmates to a correctional facility in Garza County from Tarrant County and Harris County. He indicated that if the $18 million contract is denied, determining what to do with the excess of inmates is vital. He suggested that the situation could quickly become fairly serious.

One of the key factors creating overcrowding is the fact that many of the inmates are state prisoners.

When these discussions took place in late summer 2022, recent inmate deaths at Tarrant County Jail were heightening concerns about jail conditions. In addition, the sheriff mentioned that there is a serious need to find beds for inmates in need of mental healthcare.

Learn more in Part 1 and Part 2 of this continuing series.

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