Saturday, September 27, 2014

How to kill an inmate with schizophrenia

There are a lot of way to mistreat a prisoner with schizophrenia.  You can strip him, beat him, tie him to a chair, take away his medication.  But how badly do you have to treat him before he dies of thirst?  Ask prison officials in North Carolina, who put a man with schizophrenia in solitary confinement for 35 days and turned off the water tap in his cell.  He died of dehydration on a three-hour van ride to a mental hospital.

The Associated Press has the story.

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