Inmate dies in Escambia County Jail
[Samuel] Averheart was arrested Nov. 10, charged with felony violation of probation and held without bond. He was moved to the infirmary Tuesday after being evaluated, treated and released the same day by a physician at a local hospital for a medical condition. Jail records show he was housed alone and checked every hour by medical staff since being released back into custody …
… In a written statement, the county said it takes responsibility for the health care of each inmate very seriously.
The press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that PNJ said they got their information from isn’t posted yet on the ECSO’s website, so I can’t verify what they’ve printed.
What I can verify – after writing about Florida’s dead inmates for years – is that it’s preposterous for every official in charge of a lock-up facility here to announce after every mysterious death that he or she takes their responsibilities seriously … just as preposterous as it is for newspapers to pretend they can’t find photos of dead inmates.
Samuel Averheart was 21 … too young to rent a car; too young to die.