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Louisiana judge delivers mixed bag in jail suicide suit

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana federal judge found that prison staff, but not the Baton Rouge government, are not liable in the suicide of a bipolar pretrial detainee who hanged himself in his jail cell after his arrest for trying to “kick and ram” his way into a drug and alcohol recovery center. Claims against the government and the health care contractor remain pending.

Read the ruling on the claims against the sheriffs here.

Read the ruling on the claims against the government here.

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