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A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility.

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Entrance of the Attica Correctional Facility (Photo by Jayu) A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive […]

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“Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith called his “brutal murder” in the Santa Clara County Main Jail at the Hands of Three Jail Guards.”: Victim wrote poetry, had ‘the best smile,’ but struggled with bipolar disorder

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith called his “brutal murder” in the Santa Clara County Main Jail at the Hands of Three Jail Guards.

Posted by curi56 on September 4, 2015

Victim wrote poetry, had ‘the best smile,’ but struggled with bipolar disorder

Julia Prodis Sulek
jsulek@mercurynews.com
Posted:   09/03/2015 12:27:34 PM PDT3 Comments | Updated:

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Sep 2:
San Jose: Dead inmate’s injuries appear to be result of blunt force trauma
Sep 1:
San Jose: Sheriff investigating whether officers played role in inmate’s death, sources say
Aug 29:
San Jose: Inmate found dead in Main Jail North
SAN JOSE — Michael Tyree wrote poetry, kept a journal and tried for years to manage his bipolar disorder.

He hoped for a life of peace, his girlfriend from his teenage years in Florida remembers. But his life spiraled downward in recent years and ended with what Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith called his “brutal murder” in the Santa Clara County Main Jail at the hands of three jail guards.

In an extraordinarily rare case, all three guards* were arrested Thursday, accused of beating the slim 31-year-old man to death in a cell on the sixth floor of the jail. *i would name them cowards, not guards

Tyree’s sisters were reluctant to speak publicly Thursday. One extended relative who didn’t want her name used would say only that “Michael had a very hard life. He had a very sad life.” …

please, read more. http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_28752850/san-jose-inmate-death-victim-wrote-poetry-had