HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The family of a sick inmate who died inside a rural Pennsylvania jail two years ago claims guards and medical professionals ignored and even ridiculed his distress but documented his agony.
A federal lawsuit filed Friday by the mother of 40-year-old Shawn Kitchen blames Clinton County, jail officials and medical staff for mishandling what began as a urinary tract infection and led to a fatal kidney infection.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Paying Struggling Restaurants To Provide For Food Insecure Communities
The lawsuit claims Kitchen exhibited symptoms shortly after being jailed for an alleged probation violation, and within three days was seen crying in his cell and unable to stand without assistance.READ MORE: US Attorney Scott Brady Announces Resignation
It accuses medical and jail staff of responding to his complaints by putting him in a restraint chair and solitary confinement.
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