pexels-rdne-stock-project-6069522Female Inmate Died Following Medical Emergency At Twin Towers Correctional Facility In Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 2, 2024) – A woman has tragically died following a medical emergency at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County officials are saying that the incident took place on Saturday. Jail officials noticed that a female inmate was in medical distress.

Jail staff and medical staff began life-saving measures in order to help the woman. Despite life-saving measures, she later died at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

Her medical cause of death was listed as sepsis. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

 

Liability For Los Angeles County Inmate Deaths

The jails across LA County have a particularly bad track record with respect to the care that they give inmates. Many of these jails have been the subject of lawsuits. According to CBS News, “Los Angeles County and the American Civil Liberties Union have settled a lawsuit focusing on longstanding problems at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. ACLU attorneys alleged that mentally ill detainees were shackled to chairs for days at a time at the Inmate Reception Center and others were crammed together, sleeping head-to-foot on concrete floors.” Inmates across LA have complained about numerous other forms of mistreatment.

  • Inmates have been beaten by jail guards.
  • Inmates have been sexually abused by jail guards.
  • Inmates have been physically assaulted and beaten by jail guards.
  • Inmates have been handcuffed and left without food for extended periods.
  • Inmates have been subjected to lengthy periods of solitary confinement.

Jails have a legal obligation to provide all inmates in their care with medical treatment. Failing to give inmates medical treatment is considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment and therefore prohibited. When a jail is deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of an inmate, this could form the basis of a constitutional claim. There are many different ways that a jail may have failed to properly care for an inmate.

  • A jail may have failed to give an inmate the medication that they needed.
  • A jail may have failed to get an inmate to the hospital in a timely manner.
  • A jail may have failed to help an inmate going through an overdose.

A large number of inmate deaths are preventable. They often involve some amount of medical neglect. This is particularly true when a jail lists an inmate’s death as “natural.” This is why it is so important to seek the guidance of an experienced civil rights attorney after any inmate death. A civil rights attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

 

Investigating Los Angeles County Inmate Deaths

We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who died at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this.

Do you need more information about a Los Angeles County inmate’s death? Our team of civil rights attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that inmates are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.

 

 

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