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MN: Former Hennepin County inmate says jail was negligent

From the article: “Last March, police brought Michael Schuler to the psychiatric unit of Hennepin County Medical Center where he was kept in restraints. After he was discharged, he was booked into jail because he missed a court date while hospitalized.”

While in the jail, he began to self-mutilate, including stabbing himself in the eyes with a pencil.  Maybe the fact that he came straight from a psychiatric unit should have been a tip-off that he should not have been allowed sharp objects…

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