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In a heartbreaking story, 17 year old Georgia teen Fabian Avery III died after officials in a local jail ignored his deteriorating health. The teen was in solitary confinement in a Pelham, Georgia jail when he began complaining of symptoms that should have prompted medical attention. Instead, his symptoms were largely ignored, and now Avery’s mother is suing the the city and its police department.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
Fabian Avery III weighed 153 pounds when he was transferred from the Fulton County jail in late February 2011 to alleviate overcrowding. The 17-year-old was found d**d nearly a month later in an isolation cell at the Mize Street Municipal jail in the south Georgia town of Pelham, his 6-foot-1-inch frame shriveled to 108 pounds, according to reports…