Monday, January 26, 2015

$3 Million Awarded to the Family of a Prisoner Who Died as Guards Watched, Laughing

The Colorado Department of Corrections will award 3 million dollars to a mentally ill inmate’s family after the inmate had passed away as both guards and nurses stood idly by, watching as his seizures killed him and doing nothing to help. The prisoner was Christopher Lopez, who suffered from bipolar schizophrenic disorder. He passed away at the San Carlos correctional facility in Pueblo, Colorado in March 2013.
His last six hours were captured by staff on camera as they laughed and joked while he shook from his seizures.
He had died of severe Hyponatremia, a condition brought about by low blood-sodium levels. The condition is treatable if medical aid is administered in time.

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