Despite his pleas that he needed to be taken to a hospital or given medication for his mental illness, Hiscock, 34, received only minimal treatment at the jail, even after a judge declared he was not mentally competent to stand trial and needed to be sent to a state mental institution, court records say. Read… Continue reading ‘I had a purple elephant in my throat.’ Berkeley literature grad dies alone in Yuba County jail
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Lawyers: 41 Suicide Attempts At Yuba County Jail Point To Inmate Mistreatment
MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Lawyers representing inmates at a California county jail have asked a federal judge to enforce a nearly 40-year-old court order, citing what they say are deteriorating conditions that have led to dozens of suicide attempts. Read the whole story here.