EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Family members of an illegal immigrant whose death at a West Texas prison set off an inmate riot have filed a federal lawsuit.
The suit on behalf of Jesus Manuel Galindo was filed Wednesday in El Paso. Galindo died in December 2008 when attorneys say the 32-year-old had an epileptic seizure while in solitary confinement at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Galindo was serving a 30-month sentence for illegal re-entry. Prisoners rioted days after Galindo's death, taking two employees hostage and setting an exercise room on fire.