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Whut? Seriously? American Jail Dehydrates Man To Death Over 8 Days

That mistakes happen, that the perverts and sadists get hired into the prison guard system, both are obviously true. But there’s one particularly chilling line in this story here. A mentally disturbed – in the throes of a full on mental blitz actually – prisoner started acting up. So, the jail decided to cut off his water supply. None. For 8 days.

Obviously enough he died:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] The family of a Milwaukee man who died of dehydration after jailers shut off water to his cell has been paid $6.75 million in a settlement with the county and others, an attorney for the man’s estate said. Terrill Thomas died April 24, 2016, after being deprived of water for seven days.
In a 2017 inquest, inmates testified that they heard the 38-year-old begging for water for days, and jail officials said they were unaware the water to his cell had been turned off. Three county officials have since been sentenced to jail, according to local reports. [/perfectpullquote]

Well, yes, that oh, but we didn’t know. Which is where we get to the chilling line. As if this specific death wasn’t bad enough:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]As further punishment, Thomas’ only source of drinking water was deliberately cut off – a “common and widespread practice” at the jail, court documents say.[/perfectpullquote]

That the perverts and sadists get hired into the prison guard system is obviously true. But perhaps they shouldn’t be.

A chilling introduction to how the American prison system works – In the Belly of the Beast

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

The shame of the American penal and judicial systems (judicial because the judges sentence people and then take no responsibility for what happens.

We can do better.

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