The following article about an addict who died in her jail cell illustrates how most Americans turn to the government to be responsible for errors in their own personal judgement and accountability. The autopsy revealed Eusemia Rodriguez died of chronic alcoholism, but her estate/family won a half million dollar settlement from Santa Fe County!
Deputy warden Mark Caldwell was not to blame as Rodriquez did not ask for his help on the day of her death. Eusemia Rodriquez was in jail for assault and battery on a member of her family. Her own boyfriend had been arguing with her about the disruptive and destructive nature of her addiction. She was a heroin and alcohol addict which means she chose to end her life early by consuming lethal substances.
She spent the last few hours of her life crying and begging for help because of decisions and choices she made. The jailers are not at fault for letting someone die who preferred death to life. Yesenia Loya, another woman in a nearby jail cell for failure to Appear or comply according to arrest records at mugshot/jailhub.com, indicated Rodriquez left this world due to heroin withdrawal symptoms.
In a time where hard working non addicts are having a hard time living comfortably, one more dead addict will not be missed.