Lawsuit Filed After Jail Inmate Dies From Malnutrition

Family files federal lawsuit claiming prisoner’s medical and mental health needs were neglected

  • A lawsuit has been filed after a man who was held in a west Arkansas jail died of dehydration and malnutrition.
  • The prisoner died in August 2021 after behind held for just over a year, while awaiting trial on a terroristic threatening charge. 
  • The lawsuit accuses the jail and its medical provider of neglecting the prisoner as he dropped in weight from 185 to 90 pounds.
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