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Detainee Death Blamed on City’s Inaction (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says the estate of a pretrial detainee who suffered from schizophrenia and who died in Richmond City Jail from hyperthermia resulting from “environmental heat exposure” has stated a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim against the city based on its failure to adequately maintain a safe, sanitary jail; but the court ...