Jail Assault by Prisoner

Texas pretrial detainees have a right to be protected from other jail and/or holding facility prisoners who pose a substantial risk of serious harm to such a pretrial detainee.  If a Texas prisoner, through words, actions, and/or past conduct, poses such a substantial risk, then jailers have a constitutional obligation to take appropriate action to protect pretrial detainees. 

These claims can arise when a person in a Texas county or city jail is assaulted, raped, and/or killed by a fellow inmate.  It can be fearful enough for someone arrested to be incarcerated in a jail, much less having to fear being incarcerated with someone who is a danger to others.  The Constitution does not allow a Texas jail and its jailers to knowingly allow dangerous people to be housed with other inmates and/or pretrial detainees which they are likely to harm.     


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