Inmate Julius Streator, 61, Died Following Medical Emergency At Twin Towers Correctional Facility In Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (November 24, 2023) – An inmate identified as Julius Streator has tragically died at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County officials are saying that the incident began on Tuesday. Correctional officers noticed that Julius Streator was in some type of medical distress.
Jail medical staff began life-saving measures in order to help him. Sadly, his condition continued to deteriorate and Julius Streator was later pronounced dead at the jail.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Los Angeles County Inmate Deaths
Thousands of inmates die in-custody each year. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “In 2019, a total of 3,853 prisoners died in state prisons or private prison facilities under a state contract, a decrease of 284 deaths from 2018. The number of federal prisoners who died in the custody of a facility operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) increased from 378 in 2018 to 381 in 2019.” There are many factors that could contribute to any in-custody death.
- Inmates are often the victims of violence within prisons, both at the hands of jail guards and other inmates.
- Inmates with pre-existing health conditions often do not get the care that they need.
- Jail deaths are much more likely to occur when jails are overcrowded.
Depending on the facts of any case, a jail or private healthcare provider could face civil liability if an inmate dies in their care. All inmates have a constitutional right to receive reasonably adequate healthcare for their medical conditions. The level of care that each inmate should get will depend on their unique health profile. When a jail is deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of an inmate, this could form the basis of a constitutional claim. Jails may contribute to an inmate death in a number of ways.
- A jail may have failed to give an inmate a proper health screening.
- A jail may have not gotten an inmate prompt medical care.
- A jail may have ignored the medical advice of doctors and nurses.
Many jail deaths are preventable. They often involve inmates with medical conditions that are made worse during their stay. In a number of situations, inmates may be suffering from an overdose and not get the care that they require. The family of any person that died in-custody may have legal recourse through a constitutional claim. 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 Julius Streator. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. So many people have died in recent months across LA County jails. State officials need to do their part and implement greater oversight.
Have you or someone that you care about been harmed while staying at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility? Our team of civil rights attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that inmates are aware of their rights and that jails are held accountable for their unconstitutional actions. 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.