Civil Rights

Diabetic Man Died At Rikers Island When He Was Denied Medical Treatment: Lawsuit

Carlos Mercado, 45, an inmate at the jail, slipped into a diabetic coma and then died after guards were slow to respond to pleas for help, according to a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and its health provider, Corizon Health. The lawsuit says he requested medical treatment for his condition when he arrived at the jail, but none was provided.

Diabetic man died at Rikers Island when he was denied medical treatment: lawsuit