"This Just In" piece reporting that Brenda Choate has filed a wrongful-death sui
"This Just In" piece reporting that Brenda Choate has filed a wrongful-death suit alleging that Warden Jeffrey Merrill and other employees at the Maine State Prison violated federal and state civil-rights and disabilities laws in the death of her son Ryan Rideout. Rideout, a severely mentally ill inmate, hanged himself in his cell on October 5, 2006. The suit alleges that guards had turned off the cellblock alarm system, which was "the direct cause" of Rideout's death. Other inmates frantically pressed panic buttons in their cells while Rideout prepared to hang himself. Details.
Maine State Prison Warren, Suicide
Tapley, Lance, ""This Just In" piece reporting that Brenda Choate has filed a wrongful-death sui" (2008). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3451.
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