Wednesday, September 4, 2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/23955379

"Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell."

Gross incompetence or worse from Ohio.

"  A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, JoEllen Smith, said: 'He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals.' "

So somehow in a half hour, the man was able to set up a noose and then hang himself before the next guard came round. No suicide watch, no special cell, no removal of items that could be used to for self-execution. This for a man who was just sentenced to 1,000 years in prison. Someone let this man off himself. Someone was grossly negligent.

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