Friday, November 09, 2012
Jailers fired after ugly inmate death
The lede to this Nov. 7 Houston Chronicle story sums it up: "Two jailers and a deputy have been fired for failing to help a 72-year-old mentally ill inmate who died after one of the jailers slugged him in the face and left him bleeding in a Harris County jail cell, recently obtained records show." Read the whole thing. One of the more depressing episodes inside a big-city Texas jail in recent memory. Here's hoping the terminations survive the civil service process.