Miami jail inmate’s treatment questioned

A diabetic jail inmate died after being left alone and covered in his own feces for a week, said his attorney, who accused officials of failing to get medical treatment for him despite knowing of his condition.

Rodolfo Ramos, who was awaiting trial on kidnapping charges, died April 14 at a hospital, and pictures at a news conference showed his body covered by some type of bite. He was taken to the hospital March 25 from his solitary cell, where he had been for several days.

Ramos, 41, was left in a solitary cell in the Miami-Dade County jail even though a correctional officer wrote: “I have made several attempts to (contact) medical staff to try and resolve this situation but to no avail,” said Attorney David Kubiliun.

“Inmate Ramos should not be housed in general population; he needs to be in a medical housing unit,” the lawyer quoted the report as saying.

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