On October 22, 2015, a federal jury awarded $1 million to the survivors and estate of a prisoner who died in a Texas jail, finding jail employees were deliberately indifferent to his medical needs.
Terry Lynn Borum, 53, was booked into the Swisher County jail on January 28, 2013. He ...
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