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Insulin deprivation to Tibbetts likely cruel & unusual punishment

Insulin deprivation to Tibbetts likely cruel & unusual punishment

The death of Sarah Tibbetts in custody due to insulin deprivation is offensive.  See http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/irving/headlines/20131209-irving-jail-staff-knew-diabetic-inmate-had-no-insulin-before-death.ece.  If accounts that jailers knew she needed insulin are accurate, then there is a cause of action under the Eighth Amendment, because such a deprivation is tantamount to cruel & unusual punishment.  Tibbetts’s estate and heirs, though, would have to prove more Read More