by Matt Clarke
A $200,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over the death of a mentally ill Oklahoma jail prisoner emphasizes what Oklahoma sheriffs have been saying for years: they are ill prepared to deal with the rapidly increasing number of mentally ill detainees in their jails.
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- Pennsylvania Prisoner Settles Federal Assault Suit Against Fayette County Prison Guards, July 6, 2018. Retaliation, Eighth Amendment, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Guards/Staff, Staff Training, First Amendment, rights, Fourteenth Amendment, rights.
- Lawsuit Filed in Death of Kentucky Prisoner Held in Five-point Restraints, July 6, 2018. Restraints, Failure to Protect (Wrongful Death), Excessive Force (Wrongful Death).
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- $95,000 Settlement in Suit Over Idaho Jail Prisoner's Death, June 16, 2018. Medical, Drug Overdose, Overcrowding, Ventilation, Jail Specific, Settlements, Probation, 1964 Civil Rights Act, Wrongful Death, Medical Neglect/Malpractice, Staff Training, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, civil action for deprivation of rights.