Tag: Suicide

Family Reaches $260,000 Settlement with Lincoln County Jail

The same county jail that allowed an inmate to fatally overdose on medications in 2008 has recently reached a settlement in another inmate fatality. The family of the late Terry Marler agreed to a $260,000 settlement with the Lincoln County Jail, the city of Troy, and one Troy police officer. Before his arrest, Marler was […]

Written by on February 17, 2015

Suicide in County Jail Raises Questions on Inmate Care

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and possibly other mental illnesses, Josh Francisco moved through the St. Louis County jail system without getting the mental health care he needed. Ultimately, Francisco committed suicide while unsupervised — after being allowed to decline treatment for an extended period of time. Severe paranoia began Francisco’s problems. Severe distress led his […]

Written by on December 30, 2014