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Clyde Alexander Died at Fort Worth Jail

Clyde Alexander Died at Fort Worth Jail

Clyde Alexander, 48, Died Following Medical Emergency At Fort Worth Jail

TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS (January 4, 2024) - A male inmate identified as Clyde Alexander has tragically died at a Fort Worth jail following some type of medical emergency.

Tarrant County officials are saying that the incident began on November 21. He was in the custody of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office. Clyde Alexander was transported to the John Peter Smith Hospital after making complaints of chest pain.

Life-saving measures were taken in order to help the man. Sadly, he could not be saved and was later pronounced dead.

A full investigation into the death of Clyde Alexander remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Tarrant Inmate Deaths

Inmate deaths remain far too common in prisons and jails across the United States. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Almost 87% of the 65,027 state prisoners and 89% of the 7,125 federal prisoners who died in custody from 2001 to 2019 died of illness. The number of deaths in state prisons due to drug or alcohol intoxication increased from 35 in 2001 to 253 in 2019.” There are many other common causes of inmate death.

  • Inmates may die due to the excessive force of correctional officers.
  • Inmates may die due to a heart attack or other cardiac event.
  • Inmates may die due to medical neglect.

Jails have a legal obligation to provide inmates with healthcare for their medical needs. Some inmates may need extensive treatments while others may only need periodic checkups. Not every denial of care will rise to the level of a constitutional violation. However, jails must always treat the serious medical needs of inmates. When a jail fails to address the serious medical needs of the inmates that they care for, this could form the basis of a constitutional claim. There are many signs an inmate may be in medical distress.

  • Inmates may experience difficultly breathing.
  • Inmates may experience chest pain.
  • Inmates may experience seizures or a lost of consciousness.
  • Inmates may experience extreme fatigue.

Losing someone in a county jail can be extremely difficult. Many families never get the proper chance to say goodbye. They are often left with more questions than answers about what happened. Jails will often do everything that they can to deny any responsibility if someone in their care dies. This is why it is so important that evidence is properly preserved. A civil rights attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what caused any inmate death.

Investigating Tarrant Inmate Deaths

We at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Clyde Alexander. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that there is greater oversight of the jails in this county so that other tragedies can be prevented.

Do you need more information about a Tarrant County inmate death? Our team of civil rights attorneys are here for you. Jails do not have the authority to mistreat inmates or deprive them of care. We are committed to holding jails accountable when they violate the constitution. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 214-987-4100.