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Family questioning quality of medical care after Harris County inmate dies in custody

Tressia Dennis

Our heart goes out to this family who was expecting their father to come home from Harris County Jail. Glad they have an experienced attorney like Randall Kallinen representing them.

The local family of a Harris County jail inmate, who died while in custody, wants to know more about the circumstances leading up to his death.

Ronald Washington, 68, passed away last month after being quarantined for mumps. His wife and daughter said they just want answers and to present several questions, so other families won't have to go through what they've experienced.

The family's first question: did the Harris County jail give Washington the medical attention that he needed?

“We don’t have any closure," his daughter Tressia Dennis said. "We don’t know what happened and we can’t get any answers. I know that when my dad came in, he didn’t have the mumps. This is not just about my dad, but its also about the inmates that are here now and future inmates that they get proper medical care.”

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07/23/2019 Family questioning quality of medical care after Harris County inmate dies in custodyHouston CW 39.

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