Please watch the video. It identifies just one of Richmond, Virginia’s three #DeadInmates, and notes that he had seizures before dying.
I’ll get up on a soapbox as many times as it takes to get it through corrections supervisors’ heads that it is their responsibility to make sure that their personnel know that seizures can be deadly, and that inmates that are in their care are often in custody simply from publicly displaying the less commonly known forms of seizures – walking in circles, talking nonsense, making random pushing motions, disrobing, etc. No matter how bizarre a seizure looks, it is never a crime. As wishing that returning Vets weren’t a virtual epilepsy epidemic from IED-engendered Traumatic Brain Injury won’t make it so, from atop my soapbox, I insist all corrections personnel stop recklessly endangering persons with epilepsy … all too often killing them.
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RICHMOND, Va. — Three inmates have died at the Richmond City Justice Center over the last 72 hours prompting a joint investigation by the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Police Department.
“While there is no evidence of foul play at this time, we are conducting a joint investigation with the Richmond Police Department and the Office of the Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause and manner of each death,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Major Jerry Baldwin said. “Until the investigation is complete, it would be inappropriate to offer speculation or comment further. Life is precious, and our hearts go out to the families of the deceased.”