Deal Reached in New York City Cell Death

Family of Man Who Died in Hot Prison Cell to Receive Settlement

JET reports that the family of Jerome Murdough, who died after being placed in 101 degree cell for four hours, will receive $2.25 million

by JET, October 31, 2014

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Deal Reached in New York City Cell Death

Deal Reached in New York City Cell Death

The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said. Jerome Murdough, 56, died in a mental observation unit on Rikers Island jail.

Officials said he wasn’t checked on for at least four hours. He was found slumped at the foot of his bed with a pool of vomit and blood on the floor on Feb. 15 with an internal body temperature of 103 degrees. 







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