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Before He Died, a King County Inmate Pled for Help - He Didn't Get It

March 8, 2019
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By David Kronman, Crosscut Article - March 7, 2019

The health issues of drug users can be mis-perceived when they are stereotyped as in withdrawl, malingering, or faking.  This story details how that appears to have played out with tragic consequences in the King County Jail, for a man we had encountered as he was seeking help.  Thanks to PDA's Lead Project Manager, Tracy Gillespie for ensuring this man's partner got legal representation to bring this to light, and to PDA's Staff Attorney, Corey Guilmette for taking this on.

 

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