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Seven Texas prison employees face dismissal over 16-year-old inmate’s suicide

Joshua Keith Beasley Jr. had been transferred from a Texas youth facility to an adult prison despite a long history of suicidal behavior. Five guards and two supervisors allegedly failed to check on him.

From left: Friends Mario Lozano, 18, Jose Quijada, 18, wearing a shirt with the image of Joshua Keith Beasley Jr. and Joshua's brother Malachi Davis, 20, during Joshua's funeral on April 1, 2023 at McCrury Cemetery (CQ) in Bogota, Texas.

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