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Man Dies After Being Incarcerated in the Midland County Jail in Texas

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Savion Hall, who was only 30 years of age, recently died after being incarcerated in the Midland County, Texas jail.  The Midland County Sheriff’s Department filed a custodial death report with the Attorney General of Texas regarding Mr. Hall’s death.  Information in this post was obtained from that report, and we make no allegation of any wrongdoing against anyone related to Mr. Hall’s death.

Mr. Hall was originally incarcerated on June 21, 2019.  Mr. Hall had breathing issues and was receiving a breathing treatment in the jail’s medical unit on July 11, 2019.  The jail physician ultimately decided that Mr. Hall needed to go to the hospital via EMS due to his oxygen level.  After Mr. Hall was at the hospital, he stopped breathing.  He was then resuscitated by hospital staff.  On July 19, 2019, Mr. Hall passed away at a different hospital to which he had been transferred.

The report provides very little information about Mr. Hall, medical treatment he received or did not receive prior to July 11, 2019, or the extent to which the jail or jailers were aware of Mr. Hall’s medical conditions.  Generally, and without regard to Mr. Hall’s situation, pretrial detainees in Texas County jails are entitled to reasonable medical care.  This entitlement comes from the United States Constitution.  If a person dies in a Texas County jail as a result of deliberate indifference and/or objective unreasonableness regarding his or her medical needs, then jailers may be liable to surviving family members.

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Dean Malone Lead Trial Lawyer - Jail Neglect
Education: Baylor University School of Law

Dean Malone is the founder of Law Offices of Dean Malone, P.C., a jail neglect civil rights law firm. Mr. Malone earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA, and from Baylor University School of Law with a general civil litigation concentration. Mr. Malone served in several staff positions for the Baylor Law Review, including executive editor. Mr. Malone is an experienced trial lawyer, trying a number of cases to jury verdict and also handling arbitrations through final hearing. He heads the jail neglect section of his law firm, in which lawyers litigate cases involving serious injury and death resulting from jail neglect and abuse. Lawyers frequently refer cases to Mr. Malone due to his focus on this very complicated civil rights practice area.