Mother of Ector County Jail inmate raises concerns about health practices in the facility

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Connie Jones is concerned after calling her son in the Ector County Jail and finding out he hasn’t been feeling well; claiming that he has asked for medical attention on multiple occasions and has not been seen.

“They don’t care like these people are just, they are treating them like worse than animals. Seems to me that animals have more rights than humans that are in the jail right now and it just really angers me,” said the mother.

Jones, who is also a nurse, said she works with COVID-19 patients and strongly believes her son needs to be tested.

“‘I’m shivering’ he says ‘my joints hurt, all my bones, my muscles hurt, I’m coughing real bad, upset stomach’, he says ‘I just don’t feel good,'” she said.

In an effort to try to help her son she took matters into her own hands and finally got ahold of someone that works at the jail.

“I told him ‘I’m not ready to lose another son I’ve lost a son I’m not going to lose another one.’ I told him regardless of what is going on, what crime they’ve done they are still human, they still need to be taken care of they still have rights,” said Jones.

“At this point, I don’t know if my son has gotten any medical attention, I’ve texted him on email, I have not heard, no phone call or anything,” she said.

Steven McNeill from ECSO responding to our request for comment in an email saying quote “The claim that this inmate was sick for a period of four days is incorrect. Our medical nurses maintain detailed records for each person assessed and treated in our facility.”

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