Lawsuit Filed After Jail Inmate Dies From Malnutrition

Family files federal lawsuit claiming prisoner’s medical and mental health needs were neglected
A man is seen handcuffed after being arrested by the national civil police on corruption charges in San Salvador on April 26, 2021. - The Salvadoran National Civil Police (PNC), Attorney General's Office (FGR) and Ministry of Justice and Security carried out an operation called Monarca (Monarch), in which 16 people were captured, including two mayors and a former deputy accused of corruption. (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS / AFP) (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A lawsuit has been filed after a man who was held in a west Arkansas jail died of dehydration and malnutrition.
  • The prisoner died in August 2021 after behind held for just over a year, while awaiting trial on a terroristic threatening charge. 
  • The lawsuit accuses the jail and its medical provider of neglecting the prisoner as he dropped in weight from 185 to 90 pounds.

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