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Man jailed for four months for theft of pop, candy bar dies in Virginia cell

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Another fine use of tax payer money. Best part is how the story wouldn't even have made the US news were it not for the UK Guaradian:

The Guardian news organization in Britain, which broke the story, quoted Mitchell's relatives as saying they believe he starved to death after refusing to eat or take medication for his mental illness. Adams told the Guardian that family members were unable to visit him because he never filled out an official list of visitors.

Full Story:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-jamycheal-mitchell-dies-jail-20150829-story.html

 

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 100% illegal .

 

"At the same hearing, Mitchell signed paperwork waiving his right to be represented by a lawyer during his criminal trial, records show.

A forensic psychologist evaluated Mitchell to determine whether he was competent to stand trial. The psychologist said Mitchell was "manic and psychotic" during the interview. "Mr. Mitchell's thought processes were so confused that only snippets of his sentences could be understood, the rest were mumbled statements that made no rational sense," wrote Evan Nelson. "

 

 I wonder how often they let mentally unbalanced people sign away their rights ?

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 100% illegal .

 

"At the same hearing, Mitchell signed paperwork waiving his right to be represented by a lawyer during his criminal trial, records show.

A forensic psychologist evaluated Mitchell to determine whether he was competent to stand trial. The psychologist said Mitchell was "manic and psychotic" during the interview. "Mr. Mitchell's thought processes were so confused that only snippets of his sentences could be understood, the rest were mumbled statements that made no rational sense," wrote Evan Nelson. "

 

 I wonder how often they let mentally unbalanced people sign away their rights ?

Probably a lot.
Prisons are the new mental hospitals without the treatments or qualified staff.

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