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Officers Not Liable for Inmate Suicide (access required)

Two defendant correctional officers, non-medical staff members of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, are dismissed as defendants in an estate’s suit alleging deliberate indifference to a female inmate’s serious medical condition of drug and alcohol withdrawal, and cannot be held liable for the inmate’s suicide by hanging, says a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court. The ...

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