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Neglect of people in jail can kill

May 14th, 2014 | Category: Conditions in County Jails

Earlier this year, when Courtney Ruth Elmore died in the Brown County Jail, was staff properly trained to watch for respiratory failure?

The following is a list of more people who have died in Texas county jails in 2014, but we only have names and dates so far; if you know any of them or have information about them, please email us at info@texasjailproject.org . More have died since this list was compiled.(Our list is only of deaths within county jails, not police custody.)

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

Please read and pass on this important report: A Portrait of Suicide in Texas Jails: Who Is At Risk and How Do We Stop It?

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