Jeffrey Ellard lies in a bed at Presbyterian Hospital recovering from surgery. Nearly two weeks ago, doctors implanted a metal rod in his left leg in place of his femur. In June 2006, a judge ordered a special hearing allowing Ellard to be released from the Dallas County jail so he could receive emergency care. While he was incarcerated, Ellard had to change his own bandages and wasn't taken to see a doctor even as the cut in his leg... More >>>
One sign of the standard of health care at the jail: Jeffrey Ellard's leg.