Jail Suicide and Death
Once a person is incarcerated, the state takes away his power to care for himself. A prisoner, and his or her her family, are powerless to provide necessary medical and psychiatric care. Our jails and prisons, disgracefully, often fail to provide for the basic needs of these members of our community. Yet our jails and prisons are filled with people with serious medical and psychiatric needs. Those in command of our jails and prisons have a constitutional duty to provide for the serious medical needs of prisoners. Courts have explained many times that this duty is mandatory. Lack of funds is no excuse. When predictable tragedy and death results from jailers' deliberate indifference to prisoners' serious medical needs, Haddad & Sherwin are experienced and ready to obtain justice for families. We also insist on reforms so that jailers must comply with their constitutional duties, and other families do not have to endure such loss.
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Jail Suicide and Death Related Verdicts & Settlements
- $8.3 Million for Jail Death -- Largest Wrongful Death Civil Rights Settlement in California State History
- $1.6 Million Settlement for Mother of Mentally Ill Young Man, Deprived of Care, Who Committed Suicide in the Siskiyou County Jail
- $1.3 Million for Preventable Suicide of Young Man in Jail
- $1 Million for Mother and Sons of Mentally Ill Man Allowed to Hang Himself in the Tulare County Jail