U.S. District Court: MENTAL HEALTH SUICIDE DELIBERATE INDIFFERENCE.Estate of Cills v. Kaftan kaf·tan
Variant of caftan.
kaftan or caftan
1. a long loose garment worn by men in eastern countries
2. , 105 F.Supp.2d 391 (D.N.J. 2000). The estate of a county jail inmate who committed suicide in his cell sued the county and officials under [sections] 1983. The district court held that lower level jail personnel who removed the inmate from a suicide watch suicide watch
A procedural tour of duty in a prison in which guards frequently check the cells of inmates suspected of suicidal tendencies. were not liable because they acted on statements of a nursing supervisor and social worker that the inmate was no longer suicidal. But the court denied summary judgment for the remaining defendants finding it was precluded by fact issues as to the adequacy of the policy governing suicide watches, that did not require qualified mental health professionals to clear an inmate from a suicide watch. The inmate, who had been sentenced to sixty days in the jail, had a history of depression and attempted suicide. The jail did not have a written suicide policy but the court found that a verbal policy was in effect at the time of the inmate's death. Under the verbal policy, an inmate on suicide watch was: (1) segregated from the general popul ation; (2) checked by a guard every fifteen minutes; (3) given medical treatment and counseling, (4) dispossessed of clothing and other personal belongings personal belongings npl → efectos mpl personales ; (5) required to wear a paper gown; and (6) restricted from accessing the commissary COMMISSARY. An officer whose principal duties are to supply the army with provisions.
2. The Act of April 14, 1818, s. 6, requires that the president, by and with the consent of the senate, shall appoint a commissary general with the rank, pay, and emoluments , telephone, and from having visitors. (Cumberland County Cumberland County may refer to: