Sandra Bland’s family wins wrongful death lawsuit

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The family of Sandra Bland has been awarded $1.9 million in a wrongful death lawsuit after Bland died of a reported suicide while in jail in July 2015. 

The details of the lawsuit, which were revealed by Bland’s mother and a family attorney on Thursday, included compensation and specific promises for procedural changes at Texas’s Waller County Jail, where Bland died.

The changes include the use of sensors to notify jail staff when it’s time to check in on an inmate, jailer training to better screen incoming inmates, and an agreement for the jail to hire a nurse or technician capable of administering emergency aid to inmates. Read more…

More about Suicide, Jail, Texas, Waller County, and Settlement

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