Action: Civil Rights Action Against Jail Officials [Red River County, TX]
Case: Kathy Ann Cabler et al v. Red River County, Tx et al
Court: [5:21-cv-00012][EDTX Texarkana Division]
Result: $825,000 settlement
Summary: Haslam and Dean Malone sued Red River County, TX and various officials on behalf of a jail inmate who hung himself in this small, rural NE Texas jail. Mr. Cabler was jailed by officials who knew he had a history of mental health issues and, importantly, a history of suicide attempts in their jail. He hung himself with his own bedsheet in his jail cell after telling jail staff he would do so.
Our work revealed jail staff violated numerous state jail standards during their custody of Mr. Cabler. In fact, state authorities cited this Clarksville, TX jail for violations even after this lawsuit was filed.
Haslam experienced health issues during this litigation and brought on Dean to wrap it up. All defendants settled for $825,000