$1.3 Million for Preventable Suicide of Young Man in Jail
21-year-old Shaymus Digiantomasso had been a jail detention officer with another county when he began having mental health issues. He was arrested for a minor crime and taken to the Kings County Jail, where despite clear warnings that he was unstable and at-risk for suicide, the Jail and its for-profit medical provider, California Forensic Medical Group, deprived Shaymus of necessary psychiatric care and failed to monitor him as required by law. His death in jail was unnecessary and tragic for his mother and all who knew him. Kings County and CFMG paid his mother $1.3 million to avoid a trial.