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Inmate dies after Harris County jailhouse beating

Ebenezer Nah

Diana Claitor, executive director of the Austin-based Texas Jail Project, said the circumstances surrounding Brown's death made her question whether Harris County jails were adequately staffed and supervised. Claitor said Texas county jails generally have a high employee turnover rate.

"But certainly in holding cells where … a lot of different people (are) held together, there should be a lot of supervision," Claitor said. "And especially if they have video, why are they not keeping up with the situation better?"

A Houston man arrested for stealing a guitar died after being beaten by two other inmates in a crowded holding cell at the Harris County jail, according to court documents. The April 4 beating was captured on a cell surveillance camera, but no guards were watching at the time. Jail officials allowed one alleged assailant, Ebenezer Nah, 26, to post bond on a felony drug charge and freed him soon after the attack.


Pinkerton, J. and Hassan, A. 04/13/2016 Inmate dies after Harris County jailhouse beatingHouston Chronicle.

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Catalina Cervera

How many inmates have to die before policies and punishment are changed and detention officers are also forced to be accountable for their irresponsible actions. They are hired to do a job and not look the other way, be lazy and not doing the job they were hired to do and add insult to injury by collecting a paycheck. They get a slap on the hand and wait for another murder in jail to happen. In the mean time politicians look the other way any life goes on. When are we going to get sick of this and do the… Read more »