Sieben Carey - Minnesota Personal Injury Attorneys

Free Consultation. No Fees Until You Collect.
Call 24 Hours a Day

1-800-4-RIGHTS

> > Koochiching County Jail Suicide Highlights Lapses In Care Of Mentally Ill

Koochiching County Jail Suicide Highlights Lapses In Care Of Mentally Ill

Star Tribune, by Paul McEnroeOctober 14, 2014

Star Tribune, by Paul McEnroe

A 28-year-old mother died after jailers failed to take basic precautions.

When Kathryn Schneider turned herself in last March on a drunken-driving warrant, her history of mental illness, drug use and a previous suicide attempt was well-known to the Koochiching County jailers. Yet a little more than two hours later, the young mother was found hanging in an unsecured cell block, and records show that her jailers failed to take the most basic precautions to prevent her death.

Schneider’s family filed a federal lawsuit in Minneapolis that accuses Koochiching County Sheriff and the jail of "deliberate indifference" surrounding Schneider’s care.

Start Your Free Case Review Today

OR
Learn More About Wrongful Death Accidents

Had an Accident or Injury?

We can help!

  • No risk or obligation. We only collect fees if you win.
  • Free review of your options and potential for success.
  • Trusted by more than 65,000 people just like you since 1952.

Call us 24/7 at 1-800-4-RIGHTS 744487

Or complete the form

Wondering if you have a case? Find Out Now

Get Your FREE Case Evaluation - Begin Now