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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- From the Big Box to the Big House: Walmart Helps Tennessee Prosecutors Felonize Shoplifting, Sept. 23, 2018
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- Lawsuit Alleges Texas County Jailers Beat, Paralyzed Prisoner, Sept. 5, 2018
- Mother of Prisoner Who Died at Texarkana Jail Challenges $200,000 Settlement; Nurse Pleads Guilty, Sept. 3, 2018
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- Colorado Accused of Failing to Comply with Settlement in Mental Health Care Suit, Oct. 12, 2018. Government Misconduct, Mental Health.
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- Family of Deceased Colorado Prisoner Accepts Settlement for $5.3 Million, New Policies, Sept. 5, 2018. Guard Brutality/Beatings, Settlements, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death), Failure to Treat (Mental Illness).
- Nevada County Settles Lawsuit Over Jail Prisoner’s Death for $500,000, Sept. 3, 2018. Guard Brutality/Beatings, Settlements, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death).
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- Father of Man Strangled While in Missouri Jail Accepts Settlement, July 27, 2018. Prison/Jail Murders, Jail Specific, Wrongful Death, Mental Health, Failure to Protect (Staff).
- $78,214 Awarded to Massachusetts Prisoner Assaulted by Other Inmates, July 26, 2018. Injury -- Misc., Failure to Protect (General), Mental Health.