29 year old female dies in Bastrop County Jail

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“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#1 Jul 8, 2008
She hung herself with the bed sheet.Why is this not all over the news? Does it have anything to do with the pending lawsuits? Is their corruption in the jail?
BTXChevyBoy

United States

#2 Sep 8, 2008
Bastrop County Jail is EXTREMELY corrupted as i was locked up there for 63 days with a mistaken identity case. They violate all inmates rights. I was locked up when she hung herself and they said they were keeping it "HUSH HUSH"

“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#3 Sep 12, 2008
I am wondering how many lives have been changed since the death of my childhood friend.Irene Henderson Hiland dies in a Bastrop jail after jailers failed to render proper treatment.As a jailer how do you ignore the fact a 29 year old seemingly healthy female is hallucinating? You ignored her pleas for medication? I wonder would you treat your sister, daughter, mother or even friend with such neglect? Someone dropped the ball that day. Someone ignored her severe withdraw symptoms.How do you sleep at night knowing that there are two little boys who no longer know the comfort of their mothers hands, who will never remember her voice and never understand why their mother isn't coming home.Do you people sleep easily and play it off as one less drug user?Because your wrong and one day you will have to answer for what you did or didn't do.
britt

Austin, TX

#4 Sep 25, 2008
i was in there wen she did that to her self. be fore the moved her to sep. she was in the pod next to me

“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#5 Sep 27, 2008
britt wrote:
i was in there wen she did that to her self. be fore the moved her to sep. she was in the pod next to me
Would you be willing to be a whiteness as to her frame of mind? Her family has hired a lawyer in hopes to not only be compensated for the loss but inspire change within the jail.How long were you locked up with her?

Since: Oct 08

Cedar Park, TX

#6 Oct 12, 2008
Everything is always about money.

Since: Oct 08

Cedar Park, TX

#7 Oct 12, 2008
ALWAYS about money..

“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#8 Oct 22, 2008
Money? You think that money can replace the loving arms of a mother? You really think any amount of cash could compensate these two little boys who will never know their Mothers touch? It's about doing what's right. It's about finding the truth and allowing those who were affected by this loss find closure. This is a situation that has broken hearts and changed the intended path of a young family. There is a man who sleeps alone who will never celebrate another wedding anniversary.A mother who cries for the daughter she adored. There are people in that jail who neglected signs and should be held responsible for what they did or didn't do.I would much rather see them all prosecuted and thrown under the jail then to see anyone benefit financially from this incident.But we know how that good ol' boy system works here in Texas. I doubt there will ever be justice for Irene. Those who are lacking the integrity to come forward will suffer a much harsher punishment in the end. Hopefully those connected to this situation have a slight conscious and have to live with the sound of her cries for help. If in the end all this family gain is money in the bank then maybe it will inspire change inside the system and discard the bad seeds that corrupt a system that should be ran with people who have a higher regard to human life.
cbpatt

Bastrop, TX

#9 Oct 28, 2008
She took her own life. She chose her life's path with drugs. Now it's the jail's fault that they didn't keep her from killing herself? I feel sorry for her family, but jailers aren't mind readers. Putting her in jail could have saved the lives of her kids...We'll never know what's in the mind of a drug addict. No one else can be held responsible.

“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#10 Nov 1, 2008
She was on prescription medication.Who ever said she was a drug addict?As for mind readers I think it would only take common knowledge to see that she needed more then to be isolated.I imagine that a certain amount of responsibility laid in the hands of the jailers that ignored her pleas for help.Thats the problem with the jail system. Someone should be held accountable other then the deceased.Yes she chose to end her life while in the depths of detox but who set the scene? Who put her into a cell and then ignored the fact she was begging for help? Sources inside the jail (not an inmate) someone who has enough integrity painted a picture of what happened the days leading up to this event.People are so quick hide behind that excuse that somehow she deserved what happened to her.No what she deserved was to be treated like a human being not a "drug addict."She was never in any way a danger to her babies, she loved them and waited until she was married and settled before she had them.You can't imagine what kind of mother she was because your so quick to label her as a drug addict.Save your pity for those who ignored this young women the people that allowed her the privacy to hang herself.
Gill

Austin, TX

#11 Nov 1, 2008
Look, she wanted to die... so she set out and accomplished it. It is not like she died of a heart attack. So I don't see where the liability lies with the department here.

To blame the jailers for an action that she made on her own free will is crazy. Like CBPATT said jailers are not mind readers.
kisha

Austin, TX

#12 Nov 9, 2008
BrokenFriend wrote:
She hung herself with the bed sheet.Why is this not all over the news? Does it have anything to do with the pending lawsuits? Is their corruption in the jail?
thats what i was wonering why is it not on the news.Bastrop county does a lot of things and get away with it my family has been done wrong by them plenty of times.she was a nice person to be around and was alawys happy
avenger of lies

Boulder, CO

#13 Nov 12, 2008
Do you Honestly think what just came out of your mouth was accurate? Did you know her? Let me guess your one of the piece of sh** jailers who threw her around her cell, slamed her face on the floor and told her to SHUT UP...She was on Prescription Medication that WAS prescribed to her by a DR. that the staff did not give her for 6 days. I would advise you kept your LOW LIFE SCUM comments to your self.Get your facts straight before you make another post. You piece of trash.. Disgrace her memory somemore so you feel better about yourself.
HAD ENOUGH

Boulder, CO

#14 Nov 12, 2008
Those of you who did not know her need to keep your comments to yourself.. And as for you two jailers who are commenting you will get yours,Bastrop is a small town and those of us who have lived here long enough know somebody who knows somebody and eventually it will all come to light, so cbpat and gill i feel sorry for you when the wrath comes your way and i promise you it will.. Do not disgrace a deceased person, you didnt know the real her and until you can get your facts straight keep your mouth shut. She was on Prescription Medication prescribed by a DR. that the jail staff did not give her for 6 days. that is why she hung herself, six days without her meds and the horrible treatment and taunting from ya'll is what broke her spirit and her mind eventually went too. So unless you knew Irene by name and not her jail ID number and cell number, you have no right passing judgement on her. I see her childrens faces everyday and night and when her three year old son asks when is Mommy coming home and you have to tell him she's in heaven and wont come home, then you can say something until then you have no idea how it is for her family and the ones she left behind.. so dont dare try to justify what happened to her by calling her a drug addict...
cbpatt

Bastrop, TX

#15 Nov 13, 2008
Why was she in jail instead of being committed to a mental facility? Someone called 911 for a reason. She could have easily been sent to Shoal Creek or some other mental facility if necessary. If her family wanted her somewhere other than jail, they could have done so without having her arrested.

I feel sorry for her children. I was a widow at 31 with a 5 & 2 yr. old. I didn't sue anyone even though I could have. Sometimes bad things happen, & you have to live with it and make the best of life for yourself and your children. Now I have 4 wonderful grandsons...Life is good.
awilson

Austin, TX

#16 Nov 20, 2008
certain psychiatric meds, like everyday ordinary anit-depressants, like zoloft, or anti-anxiety meds like xanax, that are prescribed in strict doses, cannot just be cut off cold turkey, one of the side effects are risk of suicide...it says so right there onthe papers that the pharmacy gives you... when she asked for help she really needed it, because her chemical make-up was all out of wack, due to negligence on the jails part, by not giving her those carefully prescribed doses...

“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#17 Nov 24, 2008
Gill wrote:
Look, she wanted to die... so she set out and accomplished it. It is not like she died of a heart attack. So I don't see where the liability lies with the department here.
To blame the jailers for an action that she made on her own free will is crazy. Like CBPATT said jailers are not mind readers.
She wanted to die? As if you have a fu*king clue as to what she wanted.You really think she went to jail with the idea to commit suicide? The blame is on the ones who chose to ignore the warning signs. Liability lies in those who took her out of general population only to isolate her and ignore her symptoms of severe detox.Can you really sit and defend the negligence of the jailers who first of all noticed her bizarre behavior. Then chose to place her in a jail cell alone. If she was an endangerment to others was it not considered that she may be a danger to herself? Someone dropped the ball.There needs to be some accountability.At least acknowledge that mistakes were made and maybe put forth an effort to make changes so that this doesn't happen to anyone else. There should be proper training and higher standers in the way inmates are processed and housed accordingly.Detoxing should be supervised.You can look at this however you like and say if she wasn't in jail this wouldn't of happened. The truth is there is so much more to this story then what you realize.There is nothing to say she was a drug abuser or even a habitual criminal.NOTHING!This was a young mother who went to jail and came home in a coffin and to me nothing justifies that.You sit there and point your fingers and try to blame a person who was not even in her right mind when she took her life.Your sick all of you. How dare you blame her for taking her life during the delusional state of detox.As if she is less deserving of life because she was in jail and detoxing from prescription medicine that was given to her by a DOCTOR!Which ever way you try to spin it; it all comes down to this she shouldn't have been isolated without a suicide watch or medical supervision.They took her out of the general population therefor there was reason to believe she was an endangerment to herself and others.There was a level a negligence either by the jailers or their supervisor and until there is acknowledgment on their part there will be no rest for this family and those who loved this young lady.Trust that our judgment is not as harsh as the man we answer to. What went down that day will haunt all of you responsible and I pray that Irenes' memory lays heavily on your hearts and her pleas for help rest on your deaf ears only to remind you that she deserved to be treated like a human being.
loving my man

United States

#18 Nov 29, 2008
i just came across the web sit and let me ask yall does this kind of things happen in the prison's there cause am not from there but i do have my husband locked up in the prison there and things like this scare me 4 the fact that this happend in jail and i can on imagin what happens in the prison. so if any 1 out there knows anything about other things please let me know thanks

“Striving For Humanity”

Since: Jul 08

Rye,Texas

#19 Nov 29, 2008
I think that it's possible that these kind of things do happen in our prison system if they happen in a county jail. I think you don't hear of these cases because here in Texas we run on the good ol'boy system.I think after what happened with Irene anythings possible.People are being treated like cattle rather then human beings. These jailers sit on their self-righteous asses thinking their somehow better then other.What happened to the code of ethics.Serious there is no honor in what they do.I think for the correctional institution has failed miserably and Irene is proof of those that fall thru the cracks.
Gill

Austin, TX

#20 Dec 22, 2008
F.Y.I. I'm not a jailor in bastrop. I am not arguing that there is no corruption either. However I am a jailor in another county and there are actions that have to be taken at the intake process. First off, I nor my coworkers are trained in detecting mental illness.(If she was taking meds that prevented suicide than yes she suffered from mental illness). We ask the MHMR questionaire upon the booking process then if there are any red flags then the inmate is placed in a cell with a 15 minute watch and an MHMR caseworker is called.

I really dont know what happened in Bastrop nor does anybody else unless they were working there. For everyone to point their fingers at me and say "You didnt know her" I can honestly point right back and say you weren't there.

Aww Fu*k it! Sue them for hella money! If you want to make money off of your schizo friends suicide then do it! I won't judge you

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