HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK)– Five prisoners are dealing with added fees after the Harris County Sheriff’s Office validated a recently housed prisoner was literally struck and also wounded last week.On Dec. 7 at regarding 6:50 p.m., a recently housed prisoner, recognized by court documents as 40-year-old Terrence James Jones, asserts 5 various other prisoners instantly began to vocally pester him as he went into the bunk location, the constable’s workplace said.The 5 prisoners after that began punching and also literally assaulting Jones, damaging his jaw. Jones later on informed an apprehension and also discovered police officer of the event, according to the constable’s office.SEE ALSO: 2 Harris County apprehension police officers assaulted behind bars, authorities state The examination existed to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for the fee of intensified attack with significant physical injury.Court papers determined the 5 prisoners as Trenton Grey, Kevonte Hill, Oshey Petters,
Fredrick Gibson as well as Gregory Kyles, that might currently encounter added charges.Robin Foster, a lawyer with the Harris County Deputies’Organization, claimed the boost in current assaults highlight the alarming requirement for even more sources and also personnel in the Harris County prison.”We’ve been informing commissioners ‘court that the scenario in the prison is extremely alarming as well as the prisoners go to danger,”Foster claimed.”The staffing in the prison is so reduced that every person that’s functioning there is extended really, extremely slim, and also it’s difficult for them to stay on top of their responsibilities that exist to secure the prisoners.”SEE ALSO: Harris County apprehension policeman implicated of motivating and also seeing 8 prisoners assault other prisoner According to the Harris CountySheriff’s Office, documents reveal there were 9,116 attacks on prisoners, attacks on team, or battles in the 5 years in between 2016 with 2020. This year alone, that number leapt to 9,928, which is greater than the previous 5 years integrated.”The constable himself stated he requires a minimum of 550 individuals and also I entirely concur with him, “Foster claimed.”They require at the very least 500 even more individuals in order to relieve this issue as well as satisfy the minimal prison criteria that they should by state legislation.” For even more informtion on this tale, comply with Roxie Bustamante on Facebook, Twitter and also Instagram. Copyright © 2021 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.