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The public safety director told a committee that most of the 15 jail deaths since 2020 were due to natural causes or overdoses, reflecting the health and substance abuse issues in the detainees’ communities
Though a settlement has been reached, the case isn’t over; the lawsuit will proceed against the Jackson County Jail’s healthcare
The remaining allegations in the lawsuit are made against specific corrections and police officers and include charges such as excessive force, battery, negligence, and failure to intervene
On Nov. 2, two of the six former officers pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from the fatal incident
The inmate allegedly punched and kicked a man and slammed his head against a toilet because of “the color of his skin,” according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
An autopsy concluded that Stephen Todd Booker, 69, who became a published poet while serving on death row, died of acute fentanyl toxicity
The Franklin County Regional Jail inmate died after she jumped out of the transport vehicle’s window, police said
The report states there was also no captain on duty as a result of a staffing issue that left the Vierno Center eight captains short on the day the inmate died
The community correctional facility had an 11-man road crew picking up trash along the highway when the accident occurred
Recruiting and operating organized crime gang members and bosses as long-term confidential criminal informants is a dangerous game for law enforcement officers
The COs tasked with guarding Epstein were working overtime. One was working a fifth straight day of overtime. The other was working mandatory overtime
Both the CO and nurse were charged with violating the man’s civil rights “by showing deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, resulting in his death”
Last year, 18 inmates died while in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, double the average number of jail deaths
Epstein was agitated and unable to sleep, jail officials observed in newly obtained records. He complained he was struggling to adapt to life behind bars