John Spears was employed as a Food Service Manager III at the Lopez State Jail when he allegedly suffered racial discrimination from his supervisor. He was terminated by TDCJ, allegedly based on discrimination because he is black. Spears filed a lawsuit in federal district court. Corpus Christi attorney Gay Gilson represented Spears. TDCJ settled the suit by paying Gilson $4,000 in attorney fees and $3,980.70 in costs, and paying Spears $2,019.30. As a condition of the settlement, TDCJ was required to reinstate Spears as a CO II guard at the Segovia Unit and allow him to advance to CO IV after 36 months. He may be promoted to CO III in the interim.
See: Spears v. Texas Dept. of Crim. Justice, U.S.D.C. (S.D. Tex.), Civil Action No. M-02-334
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