June 12, 2019
Pitts Carr and Alex Weatherby
Investigating Death by Dehydration of Cobb County Inmate
The AJC recently featured an article on a case that we’re investigating concerning the death of a Cobb County inmate, Reginald Wilson. Mr. Wilson, who suffered from a mental health disorder, died of dehydration while imprisoned at the Cobb County jail. The final report by Cobb County has not been released to his family, despite the fact that Mr. Wilson died nearly 6 months ago.
All inmates have a constitutional right “to receive medical treatment for illness and injuries, which encompasses a right to psychiatric and mental health care….” Cook v. Sheriff of Monroe County, 402 F.3d 1092, 1115 (11th Cir. 2015). We are continuing to investigate this matter intently. Helping folks like Reggie’s family is the most meaningful part of being a lawyer.