Monday, September 17, 2012

City Settles with Deaf Man's Family

Denver will pay $695,000 to the family of a deaf inmate who attempted suicide while in custody and later died. Shawn Vigil was in jail hung himself after a month in jail sexual assault charge seven years ago. Among other things, the city didn't provide an interpreter or provide accommodations for a deaf inmate. Video phones have since been installed.

1 comment:

ladee said...

Too bad his problem was recognized AFTER he died.
Diana