After a review of the circumstances surrounding Lashawn Thompson’s death, a Fulton County Prison in Georgia is relocating over 600 convicts to neighboring counties.
According to CNN, the prison is overrun with insects, live rats, and other kinds of “vermin,” according to Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat, who also claimed that there is a spread of an “infectious disease” there.
According to officials, Thompson passed away on September 13 during his custody. He was previously detained on a misdemeanor violence complaint on June 12, and after investigators discovered he has mental health difficulties, he ultimately was sent to the psychiatric department of the Fulton County Prison.
In a speech on behalf of Thompson’s family, Michael Harper claimed that he was discovered lifeless in a “filthy prison cell” following getting “eaten alive by insects and bed bugs.”
“Jail records found through GA Open Records Requests indicate that the prison offices and healthcare workers at the prison observed that Mr. Thompson began to decline but got nothing to give him support or aid him,” Harper stated.