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Suit seeks $10 million in Henrico County, VA inmate drug death

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  • Suit seeks $10 million in Henrico County, VA inmate drug death

    BY BILL McKELWAY Richmond Times-Dispatch


    The widow of a Henrico County jail inmate is claiming in a $10 million wrongful death suit that Henrico Sheriff Michael Wade and other jail officials covered up details surrounding her husbandís death from a drug overdose.

    The 26-page suit filed May 1 alleges a broad series of shortcomings within jail security operations that she claims allowed a food service employee to bring a highly dangerous narcotic into Henrico Jail West and provide the drug to inmate Willie Wingfield Scott. Scott was serving a year and two months for violating a protective order.


    http://www.richmond.com/news/local/h...2eb6df4a1.html
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    Is food service there done by county employees, or by a private vendor?

    If the latter, it adds a different dimension to the story. Aramark (one such vendor) is notorious for compromising security.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jpholding View Post
      Is food service there done by county employees, or by a private vendor?

      If the latter, it adds a different dimension to the story. Aramark (one such vendor) is notorious for compromising security.
      Contractors. I think it is either Aramark or ARC. They aren't named in the news article. I can't locate the filing yet on the county court web site.
      That's what
      - She

      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
      Stephen R. Donaldson

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        I'll be interested to know what you find out. These private vendors are very poor about security, as I happen to know firsthand. They also don't care who gets hurt in their pursuit of maximum cash return. Most of them could stand a good lawsuit shoved in their face, followed in turn by a bankruptcy filing.

        If you say yes, I'll next wonder if the sheriff or some other county official is getting kickbacks, or had certain contributors to their campaign.
        Last edited by jpholding; 05-05-2015, 03:40 PM.

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          Originally posted by jpholding View Post
          I'll be interested to know what you find out. These private vendors are very poor about security, as I happen to know firsthand. They also don't care who gets hurt in their pursuit of maximum cash return. Most of them could stand a good lawsuit shoved in their face, followed in turn by a bankruptcy filing.

          If you say yes, I'll next wonder if the sheriff or some other county official is getting kickbacks, or had certain contributors to their campaign.
          A food service worker was searched and found with .77 grams of heroine and subsequently pled and got community service, although there was no direct evidence that this was the individual that gave the drugs to the deceased inmate. There are multiple "John Does" as defendants in the lawsuit who are said to have been the ones who provided the drugs.
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            There are multiple "John Does" as defendants in the lawsuit who are said to have been the ones who provided the drugs.
            Sounds like the FL panhandle prisons where the whole family works there!

            Oh wait... "John Doe".

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