Thursday, August 20, 2015

Family of diabetic black man says he died after a jail refused to give him insulin

(Raw Story) The family of a diabetic man who died in a Missouri jail says the 33 year old was denied medicine by jailers, causing his death on Sunday.

Michael Robinson was arrested Friday on a warrant for unpaid child support, local KFVS reports. Robinson was a diabetic that needed insulin shots at least twice a day. He was taken to Pemiscot County Jail, where his family says he begged jailers for insulin but was denied until he became so weak he couldn’t hold his head up.

Robinson’s cousin, Brig Feltus, posted a comment from his sister saying that she believed Robinson was placed in solitary confinement to keep him quiet, because he was loudly saying he needed insulin.

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