Prisoner dies in Liberty County Jail

The visiting area at the Liberty County Jail is pictured.

On Nov. 26, 2022, at about 4:30 p.m., an inmate at the Liberty County Jail was found unresponsive in his single man cell. 

According to a statement from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, which manages the jail, medics arrived soon thereafter and transported the inmate to Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead by hospital staff.

The statement goes on to say that the inmate had previously reported a medical condition to the jail’s medical staff. 

Texas Rangers and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are conducting the investigation.  Autopsy results are pending to determine the cause of death.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. I have to say this but this is why I called lots of times to see if they where checking on my son because they don’t. My son is a type one diabetic insulin dependent and wears a pump and also has epileptic seizures. I know how Liberty county is and I don’t care what that person has dune this is not right to let them go with out there medicine. I have been a life long resident of Liberty county for 52 years and they should be held accountable.

  2. You thought he was crazy. You treated him less than. You didn’t care about his pain. I hope his family gets whatever justice there is to be served because he was in the care of the county.

  3. It’s not right for you to post a story like this and not the name of the victim. This person has a family that deserves to be informed…
    And the other families with loved ones in there deserve to know that it’s not their family member who was left to die in cell

  4. Can tell you for sure they don’t care about giving any medication out..was here 2 wks ago for a traffic warrant for 3days ..took 2 days to get my inhaler…nurses are girl that works bookin desk just as terrible refused to help…black lieutenant only yells and screams when asked anything…they should just burn this jail down and start over…and get some employees that can do the job correctly and stop thinking they are above anybodys livelihood…RIP

  5. Unfortunately I was in there a little over 3 years ago. I laid in a holding tank for 4 days, without medication and the nurse was smoking cigarettes in the jail. I had almost zero water the entire times. I was so dehydrated because the sink was broke.
    At night, you couldn’t call out because they would press a PA button so we couldn’t call out at night. You could hear the people breathing all night, and we couldn’t call medical for a man that’s as diabetic.
    Urine and used toliet paper was on the ground around the head, and no one came in to clean the whole 4 days.
    I stunk to holy hell, and about 4 hours before my release, I hadn’t showered. I finally begged and then began to act a fool, then an older black lady let me rinse off.
    I never really commented on anything like this , but the truth need to be told. I wish they’d do an “Undercover Boss” episode but instead of a businesses, have some of these local politicians stay a night in Bobby Radar bed and breakfast.

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