Dallas Morning News Editorial, Nov. 24, 2006http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/editorials/stories/DN-utmb_24edi.ART.State.Edition1.3f2fe28.html It took a grotesque discovery to finally prove to Texas prison medical personnel that young inmate Charles Billops Jr. wasn't faking illness. A prison guard picked up the ailing teenager's arm, and it remained frozen in midair. The 17-year-old had died as he was being shuttled from cell to infirmary to psych unit, and his body had become rigid. No inmate in Texas prisons should have to pay such a terrible price as a result of falling ill behind bars. Mr. Billops' fatal spiral began with a mere sinus infection. That led to an undiagnosed brain abscess, which ultimately claimed the life of the Cedar Hill teen.