Insects Ate Prisoner Alive in Jail:
A man, LaShawn Thompson, held in custody in Atlanta, Georgia, after being suspected of battery, according to authorities. Thompson, who was determine to be mentally ill, was placed in the psychiatric wing of Fulton County Jail on June 12, 2022. On September 13, 2022, he found unresponsive and was later pronounce dead after failed CPR attempts.
Thompson’s family is now demanding a criminal investigation into his death, as well as the closure and replacement of the facility. The attorney for the victim’s family claims that Mr. Thompson “eaten alive” by insects. Bed bugs before he died in the detention cell. According to the attorney, Michael D. Harper, Mr. Thompson kept in an unhygienic detention cell that was unfit for any living being.
Photos taken inside the jail depict the filthy conditions of Mr. Thompson’s cell, which was cover in mud and scattered with rubbish. Despite inmates noticing that Mr. Thompson was deteriorating, they failed to provide him with any assistance. A county medical examiner’s report found no signs of physical trauma on his body, but a “severe bed bug infestation” was detect.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has launch a “full investigation” into Thompson’s death. And has stated that immediate actions taken in the jail to address bed bug, lice, and other vermin infestations. The sheriff’s office acknowledged that the current facility’s conditions were rapidly deteriorating. And stated that it is challenging to maintain a clean, well-maintained, and healthy environment for inmates and staff.
According to an entomologist at the University of Kentucky, bed bug bites are typically not fatal. However, prolonged exposure to a massive bed bug infestation can cause severe anaemia, which can be lethal if left untreated.
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