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Incarcerated T1D Dies From Being Denied Insulin

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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 09:38 PM
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An incarcerated person with Type 1 Diabetes dies by being deprived of insulin. Type 1 diabetics require exogenous Insulin for survival. This is sad and illustrates a fundamental consequence and flaw of incarceration. Prisons are corrupt as hell, but I don't agree with incarceration in the first place.



Barnes was indicted by a grand jury in October 2016 and charged with a one-count federal criminal civil rights violation arising out of the death of K.W., a detainee who was housed at the jail in June 2013. The indictment alleged that K.W. was an insulin-dependent diabetic who received neither insulin nor medical evaluation between June 16, 2013 until the afternoon of June 19, 2013. On that day, according to the indictment, Barnes observed K.W. lying on the floor of his cell, unresponsive. Only then did Barnes direct a corrections officer to call emergency medical services, who found K.W.’s pupils fixed and dilated upon their arrival. K.W. died on June 21, 2013, having never regained consciousness. The indictment alleged that Barnes knew that K.W. had a serious medical condition and willfully failed to provide him with necessary medical care, and that his failure to do so resulted in K.W.’s death.


At his change of plea hearing, Barnes admitted that he was made aware between June 16 and June 19, 2013, that K.W. had been booked into the McClain County Jail, and that K.W. represented that he was a Type-1 diabetic who required insulin. Barnes further admitted that he failed to obtain medical care for K.W. and that, in doing so, he willfully denied K.W.’s Constitutional right to medical care. Barnes also admitted that his failure to obtain the required medical care resulted in K.W.’s death.

Former Jail Administrator Sentenced for Depriving Inmate of Medical Care




posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: M4ngo




but I don't agree with incarceration in the first place.


No? What do you think would work?



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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I'm not following...
He went to prison for ignoring the medical needs of a prisoner?
That's fair. The prisoner died, and that officer and his boss were in custody...

What were they in for, parking tickets, or murder? IMO, context matters.

If they were in because they left their Christmas lights on past June, obviously there's a problem with law enforcement.
If they were in for a real crime, this could be taken differently.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: M4ngo




but I don't agree with incarceration in the first place.


No? What do you think would work?


Incarceration hinders the evolution of humankind.

Not incarcerating people I think would work.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: M4ngo

It's crazy this man died because of lacking the drug he needed, when almost every other drug you can think of is available on the inside.

That being said, every jail is different. In San Francisco the co's would bring you whatever medication you had a prescription for, and the first thing was a medical evaluation. In Tennessee, not so much.

It all depends on how much of a d### the cops working at the time want to be. It's insane to me that a persons survival when arrested sometimes is up to the discretion of the officer.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: M4ngo

originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: M4ngo




but I don't agree with incarceration in the first place.


No? What do you think would work?


Incarceration hinders the evolution of humankind.

Not incarcerating people I think would work.



Hmm, yes, serial killers and rapists are just part of evolution.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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Incarceration hinders the evolution of humankind.


So does killing someone, or stealing from them. Just let those people hang around the populace? Would you be willing to let them stay with you so you can show them the way?



Not incarcerating people I think would work.


Just let them go around doing whatever they want?



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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It's insane to me that a persons survival when arrested sometimes is up to the discretion of the officer.


Yeah true. It is also insane that someone's survival is left up to a thieve with a gun in his hands.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
I'm not following...
He went to prison for ignoring the medical needs of a prisoner?
That's fair. The prisoner died, and that officer and his boss were in custody...

What were they in for, parking tickets, or murder? IMO, context matters.

If they were in because they left their Christmas lights on past June, obviously there's a problem with law enforcement.
If they were in for a real crime, this could be taken differently.


He was 27 years old and detained for carrying a gun without a permit.


PURCELL — When officers booked Kory Wilson into the McClain County jail in June 2013, accused of carrying a gun without a permit, he appeared healthy and stood on his own.
Three days later, paramedics carted Wilson out on a gurney. Dependent on insulin to keep his Type 1 diabetes in check, Wilson, a father of one from Oklahoma City, did not receive the drug once during his incarceration, his lawyers say.


Two days after that, Wilson was dead. He was 27.

A federal lawsuit filed in Oklahoma City on behalf of Wilson’s estate alleges the inmate’s death was avoidable and names high-ranking jailers in it.

John Branum, one of the Oklahoma City attorneys representing Wilson’s estate, said he usually never takes on cases like this. But, after reviewing the facts, the lawyer said he had a change of heart.

“This one just got to me,” Branum said. “After I read about the case, I knew I had to take it on.”

Branum alleges Wilson died because jail officials, including Wayne Barnes and Chia Thomas, refused to provide Wilson anything other than water to treat his potentially deadly condition.

Reached last week, attorneys for Barnes and Thomas both declined to comment.

McClain County inmate's death prompts lawsuit
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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Uhm......okay, so what is your answer for those who break the law?

What do we do with the violent criminals that attack or kill people?

What do we do with them? A fine?

What do you do with those who refuse to pay said fine?

While I think it's horrible that this person died while locked up due to negligence, I'm glad to see that criminal action was taken against those responsible.

However, I am quite curious as to what your alternate answer is to being incarcerated?



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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his "inalienable" right to bare arms was alienated by local policy, that's why he was in jail,

something very wrong with our justice system indeed, now his child is without a father, all because he legally owned a gun but had it in his possession at the wrong place wrong time,

fact remains he harmed no one, his "crime" was without victim, and now he's dead, he's the victim here.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: underwerks




It's insane to me that a persons survival when arrested sometimes is up to the discretion of the officer.


Yeah true. It is also insane that someone's survival is left up to a thieve with a gun in his hands.

You can protect yourself from a thief, you can't protect yourself from a cop.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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You can protect yourself from a thief, you can't protect yourself from a cop.


You can't? I can. I will protect myself from anyone who means me harm.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
Uhm......okay, so what is your answer for those who break the law?

Break what law? You mean something a human came up with and wrote on a piece of paper to govern a living system?


originally posted by: eriktheawful
What do we do with the violent criminals that attack or kill people?

Who is we? Don't many species on Earth kill other species everyday?
If someone were to try and kill you would you not try and kill him/her first?


originally posted by: eriktheawful
What do we do with them? A fine?

Who is we?
Maybe trying to really help and care for others?


originally posted by: eriktheawful
What do you do with those who refuse to pay said fine?

I would never have a system developed to issue fines on the local State and federal government's behalf in the first place.


originally posted by: eriktheawful
While I think it's horrible that this person died while locked up due to negligence, I'm glad to see that criminal action was taken against those responsible.

In a judicial system under which you have no control or authority. A human construct.


originally posted by: eriktheawful
However, I am quite curious as to what your alternate answer is to being incarcerated?

Not being incarcerated.

Human made laws are just that—human made.

The rest of the species on Earth does not operate under such. Humans emerged from no such regulation and control. That, to me at least, proves we don't need it.
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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a reply to: M4ngo

Stealing, raping, murdering are all human constructs too.

And have been going on since before written history.

You propose that if we simply do nothing, that those things will go away?

Wow....



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: M4ngo

Stealing, raping, murdering are all human constructs too.

And have been going on since before written history.

You propose that if we simply do nothing, that those things will go away?

Wow....



Where did I say do nothing?



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: M4ngo

Stealing, raping, murdering are all human constructs too.

And have been going on since before written history.

You propose that if we simply do nothing, that those things will go away?

Wow....



Stealing, rape, and murder are not constructs. They are actions.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:07 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: underwerks




You can protect yourself from a thief, you can't protect yourself from a cop.


You can't? I can. I will protect myself from anyone who means me harm.

Try it then, and end up a topic right here on ATS.

If a thief puts my life in danger, I have a right to protect myself. If a cop puts my life in danger, and I protect myself in the same fashion, I'm at fault by default.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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originally posted by: M4ngo

originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: M4ngo

Stealing, raping, murdering are all human constructs too.

And have been going on since before written history.

You propose that if we simply do nothing, that those things will go away?

Wow....



Where did I say do nothing?


You were questioned as to what action should be taken instead of incarceration. You said we should not incarcerate anyone.

You should go into politics.




posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: M4ngo

originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: M4ngo

Stealing, raping, murdering are all human constructs too.

And have been going on since before written history.

You propose that if we simply do nothing, that those things will go away?

Wow....



Where did I say do nothing?


You were questioned as to what action should be taken instead of incarceration. You said we should not incarcerate anyone.

You should go into politics.




If humans didn't intervene with natural selection then incarcerating wouldn't even exist, IMO.

Incarceration is a barrier to human evolution.

Like the poster above touched on about—you are basically #ed from the get go if you are caught breaking a human made law.
Human made laws have been a failure.

Survival is an essential part of life. Why advocate for regulating how humans survive?
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