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A Mississippi County Agrees to a $2.75 Million Wrongful Death Settlement

A Mississippi county has agreed to a $2.75 million settlement in a federal lawsuit for the wrongful death of an insulin-dependent inmate held in the county jail.

William Joel Dixon, 28, died in his jail cell at the George County Regional Correctional Facility on Sept. 24, 2014, after seven days without insulin. The George County jail’s former nurse, Carmon Sue Brannan, 58, is serving a 15-year manslaughter sentence for Dixon’s death.

“Simply put, this matter arose from a senseless and tragic combination of a lack of basic human compassion and policies which prevented those who wanted to help Joel from being able to help him,” said Garner Wetzel, one of the attorneys who represented the inmate’s estate.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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