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Lapses in treatment, medical care spell horrific ends for mentally ill inmates

from San Diego Union-Tribune

The end for George Gallegos came on April 21, 2018, when the 55-year-old inmate succumbed to acute pneumonia and severe dehydration while locked up in the San Diego Central Jail. Three months earlier, Gallegos had been a patient at Metropolitan State Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Los Angeles. After transferring to San Diego, he lost more than 50 pounds — nearly a fourth of his body weight, his autopsy report said. more


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