pexels-anna-shvets-3683036Male Inmate, 33, Died In Custody At Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison In Corcoran

 (April 18, 2024) – A 33-year-old inmate has tragically died while staying at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran.

Kings County officials are saying that the incident took place on April 4. Correctional officers noticed that an inmate was in medical distress.

Medical staff began life-saving measures in order to save the inmate. But those efforts were not successful. The identity of the inmate is pending after his family has been notified.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

 

Liability For Kings County Inmate Deaths

Thousands of people die in custody each year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “A total of 4,234 persons died in state and federal prisons in 2019, a 6.6% decrease from the 4,515 deaths in 2018 reported to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI, formerly the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program) data collection.” There are a number of common causes of inmate death.

  • Homicide
  • Suicide
  • Drug overdoses
  • Cancer

All inmates have a constitutional right to receive reasonably adequate healthcare for all of their medical conditions. Failing to give inmates adequate care is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. If a jail is deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of an inmate, this could form the basis of a constitutional claim. There are a number of ways that a jail may have failed to properly care for an inmate.

  • A jail may not have given an inmate the medication that they needed.
  • A jail may not have taken an inmate to the hospital in a timely manner.
  • A jail may have failed to properly monitor an inmate.
  • A jail may not have given adequate care to an inmate going through an overdose.

Jail deaths are not evenly distributed across California. Certain jails have proven to be far more problematic than others. This is particularly true of jails in Riverside, San Diego, and Los Angeles County. Inmate deaths are typically never the result of the wrongful actions of a single person. It is more common that they are due to systemic failures within any particular jail.

 

Investigating Inmate Deaths At Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison

We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our deepest condolences to the family of the inmate who died at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison. There are many questions about what took place that remain unanswered. It is our sincere hope that greater oversight of this jail will lead to lasting reform.

Do you need more information about an inmate death at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison? Our team of civil rights attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that inmates are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.

 

 

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