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Evidence of negligence through documentation

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Evidence of Risk

There are a number of Brown County Jail records indicating that Circle Bear’s was at risk of physical and mental health problems. For instance, once in custody, jail staff recorded a “pending charge” for the ingestion of drug substance. The South Dakota Public Health Laboratory also disclosed that Circle Bear had 44868 mg/mL of methamphetamine in her body. These two reports suggest that Circle Bear was at risk of suffering from having ingested drugs. Additionally, medical records indicate that Circle Bear was given Tylenol while in jail even though she was allergic to it.


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