Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:45 AM

AUTOPSY: SILVERDALE INMATE SUFFERED HEROIN WITHDRAWAL, DIED FROM PNEUMONIA

A 26-year-old woman who died while in custody at Silverdale Correctional Facility was withdrawing from heroin, according to a preliminary report from the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's office. Madison Bailee Deal died from pneumonia that she contracted after she inhaled vomit into her lungs while in withdrawal, according to the report. She survived the pneumonia for at least two days before dying on Aug. 18, according to the autopsy. Madison Deal, 26, died in Silverdale Correctional Facility on Aug. 18, 2016. Madison Deal, 26, died in Silverdale Correctional Facility... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Attorneys for Deal's family claim that Silverdale officials failed to provide adequate medical care for Deal, who repeatedly complained about vomiting, weakness, chest pain, dehydration and trouble breathing in phone calls to her mother just days before she died. In one call, Deal asked her mother to try to get her transferred from the jail to a hospital. But Deal wasn't taken to a hospital until after she collapsed inside her cell on Aug. 16. "The Silverdale personnel just ignored her pleas, and ignored the pleas of the other inmates to get her help," attorney Tom O'Neal said. "And by the time Silverdale authorities ...

News source: Times Free Press

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