Jail; a dangerous place
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Almost a month after an assault in the jail an inmate still suffers from his injuries.
According sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, “On May 9, 2014, an inmate was collecting food trays from other inmates’ cells. When he approached one cell in particular, the inmate inside attacked him, punching him repeatedly in the head and neck.” Haenel went on to explain that the inmates were separated by guards but one inmate’s injuries were so severe he had to be taken for emergency medical attention. The injured inmate was transported by ambulance to Oak Bend Medical Center then taken by air ambulance to Memorial Hermann Downtown for treatment of a head injury. The injured inmate has been back and forth to hospitals since the original incident and currently requires protective housing in the medical facilities in the jail by on-site medical staff. The perpetrator is facing an Aggravated Assault charge.
Also in May, an inmate died from injuries sustained from a hanging that occurred in the jail. No other official information was available on this incident.
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