Young people die in our local jails

May 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Bell County, Bexar County, Brazoria County, Dallas County, Ellis County, Fannin County, Gregg County, Harris County, Jefferson County, Kaufman County, Lead Article, Lee County Jail, Midland County, Ochiltree County, Smith County, Travis County, Van Zandt County

The numbers of people dying in county jails are adding up in 2014—and most recently, the death of 18-year-old Victoria Gray was especially tragic and needless. She died in September in the Brazoria County Jail after that jail failed in so many  ways, it will take a full investigation to sort that out and hold officers and officials accountable. So many young people are dying of what are usually called natural causes and their deaths are NOTalways investigated. More have died in police custody or other facilities; we are only listing those in county jails. Earlier this year, the list included Courtney Ruth Elmore, was 33 years old. She died February 11, 2014, around 7:00 a.m.. in the Brown County Jail. Was the staff trained to watch for respiratory failure?  The following is a list of more people who have died in Texas county jails, but we only have their names and dates so far; if you know any of them or have information about them, please email us at info@texasjailproject.org

Bell  County Steven David Evans
Bexar  County Nathaniel Gamez
Bexar  County Pedro Israel Martinez
Dallas County Samuel Bell
Dallas County Alisha Skeats
Dimmitt County Roque Carrizales
Ellis  County Cindy Strickland Davis
Fannin County Bill Clyde Stills
Gregg  County Randy Ray Vinson
Harris County James Earl Bishop
Harris County Ethen Drake
Harris County Andre Demetrius Ball
Harris County Larry Ray Cure
Harris County Ronnie Lee Howard
Harris County Cecil William Jasper
Harris County Calvin Ray Mack
Harris County Travis Laron Mckinney
Harris County Ralph Joseph Montez
Harris County Alvin Wright
Harris County Craig Anthony Allen
Harris County Leamon Caldwell
Harris County Robert Joseph Howard
Harris County Thomas Johnson
Harris County Daryl Dwayne Kelley
Harris County Darel Len Mckay
Harris County Ronald Leon Williams
Harris County Kenneth Christopher Lucas
Kaufman County Anissa Michelle Barmhill
Midland  County Norman Lee Mizell
Smith County John Bailey Hays
Travis County Bruce Allen Thompson
Van Zandt County  Michael Louis Peden
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3 Comments to “Young people die in our local jails”

  1. Mothers Act says:

    Looks like Harris County has a SERIOUS problem.

  2. Mrs mikala says:

    All those involved in neglect or indifference to the true needs of these inmates will have their place in hell.

  3. Sherry says:

    The jailers at Brazoria County do not check on inmates in PC as often as they claim

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