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Mentally-ill man jailed 4 months for stealing $5 of snacks dies in cell

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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:41 PM
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Jamycheal Mitchell had just turned 24. He suffered from Bipolar Schizophrenia.


Mitchell was never granted bond because his family said a judge declared him mentally unfit to stand trial. As a result, he was ordered to be transferred to Eastern State Hospital, a state-run mental hospital in Williamsburg.

However, Adams said she was told there were no beds available.


He starved to death when he shouldn't have even been in jail to begin with. Why wasn't he transferred to a regular hospital? How did they not realize that he was losing vast amounts of weight? Once they knew he was supposed to be on medication why didn't they give it to him? Outrageous.




posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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OMG, that is so tragic!!!!!! That makes me so mad and sad at the same time!



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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I don't understand just how qualified nurses/doctors could not notice this man starving to death. Makes no sense...unless it was purposeful because he refused his meds? hmm


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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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The reason is money and corrupt heartless scumbags who call themselves law enforcement like county Sheriffs deputies, correctional officers , and corrupt judges and state prosecutors, and even the bailiffs, who love to watch and see people railroaded who they think won't be able to afford their own high roller lawyers, so they toss them in the zoo with all the low life's and a few good people who did the wrong thing at the wrong time.

And they all sit in their chairs usually texting on their smartphones during court, during hearings, while prisoners are released and booked, and they have no feelings for anyone, and there is no toilet paper in jail or anything else you need since nobody that can help you or wants to help you is far away or has no compassion or even cares.

That is the real reason, and it is to make a profit from railroading the weakest in society.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

This is a sad, sad story. I read that he was so despondent that he never made a visitor list, so his family was never allowed to visit him.




posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Kali74

This is a sad, sad story. I read that he was so despondent that he never made a visitor list, so his family was never allowed to visit him.



Oh God, that makes it even sadder. No wonder he didn't get any help. Had they have seen this, it could have been stopped.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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Source keeps redirecting me elsewhere.


But it could have been some kind of hunger strike.

I find it hard to believe they didn't attempt to feed him.


There are two extremes when it comes to meal time with schizophrenia...

I was on the positive delusional spectrum in which I believed even if the food was poisoned I could consume it...

The negative delusional spectrum would be more akin to thinking everything is poisoned and not going anywhere near it.



But given his state I don't know if he'd be allowed to hunger strike willingly without being force fed on a drip.



RIP.
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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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Let me guess..... His family who was never there for him before he was put in jail wants to collect a big taxpayer check from the state because they didn't care for him properly before this incident? Par for the course for these types of stories...



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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Roxanne Adams believes Mitchell, who was diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia, starved to death because he refused to take his medication in jail.


So should they have force Fed him? How do you force someone to take medicine?



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:56 PM
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Wow.

"Jail officials said there was no indication of foul play"

If it's true that this man was a diagnosed schizophrenic and he'd lost something like half his body weight due to a lack of psychiatric care, then his lifeless body on the floor of that cell is all the indication of foul play that need be.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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originally posted by: jheated5
Let me guess..... His family who was never there for him before he was put in jail wants to collect a big taxpayer check from the state because they didn't care for him properly before this incident? Par for the course for these types of stories...



Par for racist's version.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: Reallyfolks

With force.

But he'd more likely not be forced in a jail cell compared to a mental health ward.
Those nurses don't give a s# once it's time for action.

They'll break bones, ko people, or sedate them to inject them with something if they feel it's necessary.
edit on 31-8-2015 by CharlieSpeirs because: Horrible grammar. It's 3am!

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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport

He never made it to the hospital. After the judge declared him unfit to stand trial there were no beds so he went back to jail.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:59 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: jheated5
Let me guess..... His family who was never there for him before he was put in jail wants to collect a big taxpayer check from the state because they didn't care for him properly before this incident? Par for the course for these types of stories...



Par for racist's version.


Cool story, where was race mentioned in this thread?
2nd...



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: Reallyfolks

You send him to the hospital and let medical professionals deal with it.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Gross negligence.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: jheated5
Let me guess..... His family who was never there for him before he was put in jail wants to collect a big taxpayer check from the state because they didn't care for him properly before this incident? Par for the course for these types of stories...


Let's say that's true. Does that make okay for the jail to have neglected him to the point of death?



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Reallyfolks

With force.

But likely he'd be more likely not to be forced in a jail cell compared to a mental health ward.
Those nurses don't give a s# once it's time for action.

They'll break bones, ko people, or sedate them to inject them with something if they feel it's necessary.


If you type force feed inmates into Google you will notice articles popping up. California says it's ok to force feed some inmates, and so on . I get this happened in Virginia but I saw another curious article

www.washingtonpost.com...

Now I found this interesting because this person is in trouble for not force feeding. Seems he had a real issue strapping someone in, shoving tubes down the throat. Or rectal force feeding. Also notice you have people arguing force feeding causes depression. I understand military.

I do not know what the laws are in Virginia on force feeding inmates. Seems it's a complex issue and might need a judge.

As far as forcing medicine I assume pill form. Someone doesn't want to take, finger in the mouth and throw them up after taking.

Considering lacks of beds in mental facility, rough. Sad story but not so sure an easy solution existed.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74

originally posted by: jheated5
Let me guess..... His family who was never there for him before he was put in jail wants to collect a big taxpayer check from the state because they didn't care for him properly before this incident? Par for the course for these types of stories...


Let's say that's true. Does that make okay for the jail to have neglected him to the point of death?


No I don't agree he should have been held as long as he was... The hospitals said they had no beds, this guy should have been in an institution or his family should have taken care of him if he wasn't able to take care of himself.



posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Reallyfolks

You send him to the hospital and let medical professionals deal with it.


I would guess it would have to be noticed first. Don't know if weigh in are done or not. Or anything to track weight. Not sure guards or whoever would notice weight loss for one person coming in contact with so many. Sure details will emerge.




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