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Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: MALNOURISHED PRISONER’S DEATH REVEALS HORRIFIC CONDITIONS IN A TEXAS PRISON

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

ALTON RODGERS WAS 31 years old and suffering from bilateral bronchopneumonia, bed sores, and severe malnutrition when he died of head trauma on January 19, 2016, in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Guards had found Rodgers unresponsive in his cell at the William P. Clements Unit in Amarillo, one of the most violent prisons in Texas, … Continue reading Amarillo Civil Rights Attorney Offers Free Consultations: MALNOURISHED PRISONER’S DEATH REVEALS HORRIFIC CONDITIONS IN A TEXAS PRISON

WRONGFUL DEATH: CLEMENTS INMATE ALTON RODGERS’ FAMILY SEEKS $120M IN SUIT AGAINST TDCJ

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

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

Amarillo Recent Lawsuits: Death of Clements inmate Alton Rodgers leads to lawsuit against TDCJ

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A civil lawsuit now coming down the pipes. The mother of William P. Clements Unit Inmate Alton Rogers seeks answers. Gwendolyn Patrick said she intervened just months before her son’s death, trying to get him medical attention she believes could have saved his life. “It makes feel awful because it’s such a slow death,” Patrick … Continue reading Amarillo Recent Lawsuits: Death of Clements inmate Alton Rodgers leads to lawsuit against TDCJ

Amarillo Wrongful Death: $120M lawsuit filed against Clements Unit, employees for death of Alton Rodgers

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – The family of a Alton Rodgers, a Clements Unit inmate who died while in state custody, has filed a law suit against correctional officers, nurses and the former warden of the prison. The lawsuit, filed on Monday, alleges that the Texas Department of … Continue reading Amarillo Wrongful Death: $120M lawsuit filed against Clements Unit, employees for death of Alton Rodgers

PRISONER ABUSE: FAMILY OF CLEMENTS INMATE WHO DIED IN CUSTODY TO SUE TDCJ

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

  The filing of a civil lawsuit against Texas Department of Criminal Justice and 33 past and present employees at the William P. Clements Unit on the behalf of the estate of former prisoner Alton Rodgers and his mother, Gwendolyn Dolores Rodgers Patrick, is planned for Monday. Amarillo attorney Jesse Quackenbush said the complaint he … Continue reading PRISONER ABUSE: FAMILY OF CLEMENTS INMATE WHO DIED IN CUSTODY TO SUE TDCJ

Amarillo Local News: After Prison Deaths, Wardens at Clements State Prison Retire

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Photo provided by Amarillo Globe-News. CLEMENTS – A change in leadership is underway at William P. Clements state prison following the death of inmate Alton Rodgers earlier this year and federal lawsuits alleging neglect in the deaths of two inmates in 2013. Senior Warden Kevin Foley, former warden of Rogelio Sanchez State Jail in El … Continue reading Amarillo Local News: After Prison Deaths, Wardens at Clements State Prison Retire

After Prison Deaths, Wardens at Clements State Prison Retire

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

A change in leadership is underway at William P. Clements state prison following the death of inmate Alton Rodgers earlier this year and federal lawsuits alleging neglect in the deaths of two inmates in 2013. Senior Warden Kevin Foley, former warden of Rogelio Sanchez State Jail in El Paso, has taken over for outgoing Senior … Continue reading After Prison Deaths, Wardens at Clements State Prison Retire

Amarillo Legal News: TDCJ Investigating Clements unit inmate, Alton Rodgers’ death as homicide

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – On January 18th at 7:20 am, security personnel at the Clements Unit were conducting rounds when they observed 31-year-old Alton Rodgers unresponsive on his bunk. His cellmate, offender Joe Greggs, was restrained and removed from the cell. Staff immediately took Rodgers to the unit infirmary where he was stabilized. He was … Continue reading Amarillo Legal News: TDCJ Investigating Clements unit inmate, Alton Rodgers’ death as homicide

Police Misconduct: 18 Texas Correctional Officers Disciplined in Death of Inmate Alton Rodgers

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Texas prison officials have recommended the firing of a supervisor at the Clements Unit and disciplinary actions against 17 others for failing to conduct required checks on a cell where an inmate was severely beaten. The inmate later died. “Our preliminary review has identified areas where policies, unrelated to the homicide, were not being properly … Continue reading Police Misconduct: 18 Texas Correctional Officers Disciplined in Death of Inmate Alton Rodgers

Police Misconduct: Autopsy Shows Inmate Alton Rodgers was Starving When He Died

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The final autopsy and Texas Attorney General’s report on the unofficial homicide of an inmate at the William P. Clements Unit in east Amarillo tells a different story than what was stated publicly by Texas Department of Criminal Justice and led to the suspension of 18 prison guards and supervisors. The full autopsy results, obtained … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Autopsy Shows Inmate Alton Rodgers was Starving When He Died