Essex jail sued by ex-inmate's family
MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) — The family of a cancer patient who died in 2010 after he was allegedly deprived of his medication for a week while in the Essex County jail has filed a $2 million wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff’s department.
According to the lawsuit, filed Feb. 15 in Salem Superior Court, Jeddy Darryl Warner arrived at Middleton Jail on Jan. 15, 2010. He died Feb. 17 after he was released.
The Gloucester Daily Times (http://bit.ly/X6cx4R ) reports the lawsuit says when his sister tried to make sure he got his medications, she was told that Warner was receiving only drugs available inside the jail and officials would not administer drugs from an outside source.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s department says the agency had not received a copy of the lawsuit.
Information from: Gloucester (Mass.) Daily Times, http://www.gloucestertimes.com