Native American Jailed On Bad Check Charge Dies Of Dehydration And Malnutrition
Keaton Farris was only 25 when he died in April.
Farris, a Native American who had been arrested on a charge of identity theft after he cashed a stolen check for $350 in March, died as a result of dehydration and malnutrition. During the 13 days he was in custody at Island County Jail in Washington, he was given about a gallon and a half of water. Additionally, an investigation into the incident revealed that jail employees refused to offer medical treatment to Farris or provide medication for his bipolar disorder.
The investigation also revealed that guards at the jail refused to give Farris even the minimum amount of water needed to sustain human life. Guards had shut off the water in the cell where Farris was housed to prevent him from flooding the room….More At LiberalAmerica.org