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Wrongful Death: Clements Inmate Alton Rodgers’ family seeks $120M in suit against TDCJ

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

The family of Alton Rodgers has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on his behalf, seeking $120 million in damages. Amarillo lawyer Jesse Quackenbush filed the suit Tuesday on behalf of Rodgers’ mother, Gwendolyn Delores Patrick, and individually and on behalf of the Alton Rodgers estate. “The primary purpose … Continue reading Wrongful Death: Clements Inmate Alton Rodgers’ family seeks $120M in suit against TDCJ

PRISONER ABUSE: $120M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CLEMENTS UNIT, EMPLOYEES FOR DEATH OF ALTON RODGERS

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports The lawsuit, filed on Monday, alleges that the Texas Department of Public Safety and 33 employees of the prison at the time denied medical care necessary for treating tuberculosis, a serious bacterial disease that attorney Jesse Quackenbush believes was ailing Rodgers. Security personnel at the prison found Rodgers unresponsive … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: $120M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CLEMENTS UNIT, EMPLOYEES FOR DEATH OF ALTON RODGERS

Press Release: Alton Rodgers–Electronic Press Kit

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Media Announcement View the Federal Lawsuit Here Click here to see the list of Clements Unit Guard Suspensions. Click here to see Alton Rodgers’ Autopsy Report. Click here to see Alton Rodgers’ Medical Records. Below are photos of Alton Rodgers as a child, an adult, and deceased, in addition to a statement from Alton Rodgers’ mother, Gwendolyn Patrick. … Continue reading Press Release: Alton Rodgers–Electronic Press Kit

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Police shot and killed a young man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase on Saturday, sparking a protest after witnesses said the 18-year-old was shot in the back five times while running away with his hands up. The chase began when officers tried to pull over a car with paper … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: 18-year-old man, Carnell Snell, Jr., shot and killed by Los Angeles police

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officers shot and killed an 18-year-old man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase, sparking a protest by several dozen people angered by another fatal police shooting of a black man. The pursuit began around 1 p.m. Saturday … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: 18-year-old man, Carnell Snell, Jr., shot and killed by Los Angeles police

PRISONER ABUSE: LAWSUIT FILED BY ROXANNE ADAMS ALLEGES JAIL LET MENTALLY DISABLED MAN, JAMYCHEAL MITCHELL, STARVE TO DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Above: Jamycheal Mitchell. Photo Courtesy CNN. Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell’s aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit. By the time Mitchell died in August … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: LAWSUIT FILED BY ROXANNE ADAMS ALLEGES JAIL LET MENTALLY DISABLED MAN, JAMYCHEAL MITCHELL, STARVE TO DEATH

Prisoner Abuse: PRISONERS TO TEXAS MOM, SANDRA PINCHBACK — GUARDS IGNORED PLEAS FOR HELP IN SON CURTIS GARLAND’S ASTHMA DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo provided by CNN. Anguish spiraled through Sandra Pinchback’s body like a corkscrew upon hearing that her son had died in prison from an asthma attack. Her grip on the phone loosened as she hung up with the prison chaplain, who had delivered the news about Curtis Garland’s death at the George Beto Unit, located … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: PRISONERS TO TEXAS MOM, SANDRA PINCHBACK — GUARDS IGNORED PLEAS FOR HELP IN SON CURTIS GARLAND’S ASTHMA DEATH

PRISONER ABUSE: MOTHER OF MENTALLY ILL CALIFORNIA INMATE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE WAS ALLOWED TO STARVE TO DEATH

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

At 6-foot-1 and 172 pounds, Michael Stanley Galliher appeared healthy – until he dropped dead days after being transferred to a California prison from a state mental hospital. A coroner found the 49-year-old Galliher essentially starved to death, setting off a flurry of accusations and finger-pointing. Galliher’s family and inmate advocates want an investigation. Prison … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: MOTHER OF MENTALLY ILL CALIFORNIA INMATE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE WAS ALLOWED TO STARVE TO DEATH

Prisoner Abuse: CHOWCHILLA WOMEN’S PRISON WARDENS DEBORAH JOHNSON AND KIMBERLY HUGHES RETIRE AMID PRISON ABUSE CLAIMS

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

The wardens at California’s two major women’s prisons have retired amid allegations of pervasive problems at both institutions, including sexual abuse of female inmates at one prison and suicides at the other. The complaints are the latest problem for the corrections department, and come months after the California inspector general found a culture of racism … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: CHOWCHILLA WOMEN’S PRISON WARDENS DEBORAH JOHNSON AND KIMBERLY HUGHES RETIRE AMID PRISON ABUSE CLAIMS

Police Misconduct: Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The grieving relatives of a man who was killed by the police here watched videos on Thursday of the fatal shooting, a wrenching experience that they said revealed no hint of aggression in him and left the family members convinced that the videos should be made public. But the city’s police chief, … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too