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Are Inmates in Texas Protected from Medical Neglect?-Pt.7

DM County Jail

The custodial death report (CDR) had the following to say about the death of the inmate whose family has raised many questions:

  • The decedent was booked in the jail on retaliation charges on March 13, 2023. While housed in a multi-occupancy cell on May 16, 2023, the decedent pressed the intercom button, fell to the floor, and crawled towards the dayroom while grabbing his stomach.
  • Officers and medical staff responded and noted the decedent complained of stomach pain. The decedent was transported to the clinic where he became unresponsive. Lifesaving measures began, and paramedics arrived. The paramedics assumed lifesaving measures and transported the decedent to a nearby hospital. At 7:32 AM of the same day, a medical doctor pronounced the inmate deceased.

A 22-Year-Old Inmate in a County Jail in Texas Dies of Sepsis After Fellow Inmates Begged for Days to Help Him

A story that occurred right here in Texas has shocking details about a 22-year-old man who died of medical neglect. For days, his need for medical attention was ignored. For at least four days before he died, the fact that he was visibly and seriously ill was treated with complete indifference.

Learn what the note from the inspector said about this rule violation. Also see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 of this continuing series.

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