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Prisoner Abuse: Mother Of Mentally Ill California Inmate Wants To Know Why He Was Allowed To Starve To Death

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

At 6-foot-1 and 172 pounds, Michael Stanley Galliher appeared healthy – until he dropped dead days after being transferred to a California prison from a state mental hospital. A coroner found the 49-year-old Galliher essentially starved to death, setting off a flurry of accusations and finger-pointing. Galliher’s family and inmate advocates want an investigation. Prison … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: Mother Of Mentally Ill California Inmate Wants To Know Why He Was Allowed To Starve To Death

Prisoner Abuse: Lawsuit filed by Roxanne Adams Alleges Jail Let Mentally Disabled Man, Jamycheal Mitchell, Starve to Death

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Above: Jamycheal Mitchell. Photo Courtesy CNN. Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell’s aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit. By the time Mitchell died in August … Continue reading Prisoner Abuse: Lawsuit filed by Roxanne Adams Alleges Jail Let Mentally Disabled Man, Jamycheal Mitchell, Starve to Death

Mental Health: The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked About Mikaela Lynch

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL AUTISM ASSOCIATION The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked Following the Heartbreaking Outcome of Mikaela Lynch’s Disappearance Mikaela Lynch, pictured above. Photo provided by National Autism Association.   In May of 2013, nine-year-old Mikaela Lynch slipped away from her family’s vacation home in Clearlake, California. After an intense search, her body was … Continue reading Mental Health: The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked About Mikaela Lynch