DEATHS IN CUSTODY
22. The Committee notes with concern that 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails during 2012, an 8 percent increase from the 889 deaths in 2010. During the same year State prison deaths remained stable with 3,351 reported deaths. The Committee is particularly concerned about reports of inmate deaths occurred as a result of extreme heat exposure while imprisoned in unbearably hot and poor ventilated prison facilities in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, Michigan and Texas (arts. 2, 11 and 16).
The Committee urges the State party to investigate promptly, thoroughly and impartially ALL deaths of detainees, assessing the health care received by inmates as well as any possible liability of prison personnel, and provide, where appropriate, adequate compensation to the families of the victims (NOT lawyer fraud through The (Johnnie) Cochran Firm, surveillance, financial persecution, and censorship of the families of victims, which is what happened to the Neals for eleven years to prevent disclosure of Larry Neal's secret murder).
The State party should adopt urgent measures to remedy any deficiencies concerning the temperature, insufficient ventilation and humidity levels in prison cells, including death row facilities.
The United Nations released its assessment regarding the USA's adherence to the Convention Against Torture on November 20, 2014. SEE WHAT THE U.N. SAID ABOUT OTHER NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES IN U.S. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AT:
Regarding the secret arrest and murder of Larry Neal and other inmates, the United Nations and I recommend that America take the following steps: STOP avoiding accountability for wrongful deaths in custody, world police. "All we ask America is 'Be TRUE to what you said on paper'" (MLK). Honor the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and International Law.
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