Michael Aaron Garner, a thirty-year old prison inmate in Gregg County jail, died unexpectedly last week. County Sherriff Maxey Cerliano reported that Mr. Garner’s body showed no signs of trauma and that toxicology reports remain outstanding. Although previous reports suggest that Mr. Garner had a history of heroine and methadone use, Mr. Garner’s mother, Cheyenne Smith, stated that her son had no health issues and had communicated serious concern about prison conditions.
Garner’s untimely death raises important questions about the safety of not only the Gregg County jail, but county and state prisons across Texas. If you or a loved one are imprisoned – for an hour, a day, or longer – you are placed under the care of the local or state government. You still have rights! The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati understand the extent to which civil liability stretches to the premises of government-run facilities. If you notice things that don’t add up, talk to us. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to email@example.com. Let us fight for you!