A 13-year-old boy at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex in Brownwood died May 31, 12 days after tying a bedsheet around his neck and choking himself, a Texas Juvenile Justice Department spokeswoman said.
    Two investigations are under way, TJJD Director of External Relations Carolyn Beck said. One is administrative to determine if any policies were violated, and a criminal investigation is being conducted by the Office of Inspector General. She said both investigations are routine in such events.
    Ron Jackson staff found the boy, who was from West Texas, unconscious at 2:30 p.m. while conducting room checks, Beck said. CPR was started at the facility, and the boy was taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Beck said.
    He was transferred to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth and later to a facility near his home, and died without regaining consciousness, she said.
    Beck declined to say what city the boy was from, how long he’d been at Ron Jackson or why he was there.
    The boy was alone in his room when staff found him, she said. Staff members perform room checks every 15 minutes.
     The boy was part of the Youthful Offender Program at the Ron Jackson facility, Beck said.