A mentally ill 19-year-old spent 10 days in solitary confinement in the Clay County Jail. Then he was pepper-sprayed and strapped into a restraint chair. Then deputies put a hood over his head. Then he died.
At about 8 a.m., a nurse in the jail recommended that he be restrained. At 8:07, Clay County Sheriff’s deputies entered his cell, pepper-sprayed him when he didn’t comply with their orders, and strapped him by the wrists, ankles and chest into a restraint chair on the cellblock. Snot and spit poured from Linsinbigler’s nose and mouth, a reaction to the pepper spray, so at 8:17, to shield themselves from his bodily fluids, deputies draped a TranZport Spit Hood over Linsinbigler’s head.
An hour later he was dead.
Linsinbigler suffocated to death in that chair, about 10 feet from an observation desk where a deputy was monitoring him, making notes on his condition every 15 minutes ...
The Linsinbiglers know they can’t get Daniel back, but they still want someone held accountable for his death. As someone who’s witnessed Florida’s criminal justice system firsthand, Valerie has made it her mission to get justice for her son.
“As God is my witness,” she says, “on my last breath. I will not stop fighting for him.”
UPDATE: Valerie, mother of Daniel Linsinbigler, will join "Human Rights Demand" Sat. at 3pm EDT to discuss the murder of her teenage son by SUFFOCATION while in a restraint chair in Clay County, FL. Plan to join us by phone or computer. Call (347) 857-3293 to speak on air. All callers will be able to tell about their own circumstances. The live broadcast and an archived tape will be available by computer at
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