Guy Dies in Jail Cell After Guards Ignore His Allergies

Nov 7, 2013 Full story: WHLO-AM Akron 63

Michael Saffioti was in Washington's Snohomish County Jail on a minor marijuana possession charge - the 22-year-old had actually turned himself in.

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#1 Nov 7, 2013
what an absolute disgrace...... if i was his mother i would take them to the cleaners......... that is awful......

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#2 Nov 7, 2013
question , he knew.. so why did he eat it

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#3 Nov 7, 2013
I have a feeling there's more to this than
we know.

I agree in part with above two posters..

The authorities [ if informed] seemingly should have taken his allergy
more seriously, they didn't..

then again, as Tall rightly said, if he was conscious of this allergy and the consequences ...
with years of past experience WHY did he eat it..

or at the very least why didn't he inquire

"What's in this"
praise

San Diego, CA

#4 Nov 7, 2013
suicide by jail?

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#6 Nov 7, 2013
Lock tos intolerant..?

milking the system..
momamea

Bloomer, WI

#7 Nov 7, 2013
tallyho wrote:
question , he knew.. so why did he eat it
How do you know what he ate ?? It doesn't say here !

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#8 Nov 7, 2013
momamea wrote:
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How do you know what he ate ?? It doesn't say here !
how about you can read for yourself....

He had severe dairy allergies, and died after apparently being served oatmeal containing dairy. The guards allegedly accused Saffioti of "faking" his distress, the Huffington Post reports. Though Saffioti died on July 3, 2012, his story is making headlines now because his mother is suing the county, alleging the jail knew about his medical needs and served him unsafe food anyway. This week, KIRO TV got footage from the jail that appears to show Saffioti talking to the guards, servers, and even fellow inmates about his breakfast—video his mother's lawyer had to fight to obtain; she says the county initially insisted it didn't exist.

now I'm not calling his mama a liar are you

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#9 Nov 7, 2013
momamea wrote:
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How do you know what he ate ?? It doesn't say here !
"and died after apparently being served oatmeal containing dairy"

Geee, perhaps your cane blocked your vision...

now apologize..
Stoopit

Portland, OR

#10 Nov 7, 2013
praise wrote:
suicide by jail?
For a minor marijuana charge? Why was he taking up space and tax dollars for a freaking minor marijuana charge? Sheesh.

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#11 Nov 7, 2013
Stoopit wrote:
<quoted text>For a minor marijuana charge? Why was he taking up space and tax dollars for a freaking minor marijuana charge? Sheesh.
because it is against the law???
Why was he in jail

Portland, OR

#12 Nov 7, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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how about you can read for yourself....
He had severe dairy allergies, and died after apparently being served oatmeal containing dairy. The guards allegedly accused Saffioti of "faking" his distress, the Huffington Post reports. Though Saffioti died on July 3, 2012, his story is making headlines now because his mother is suing the county, alleging the jail knew about his medical needs and served him unsafe food anyway. This week, KIRO TV got footage from the jail that appears to show Saffioti talking to the guards, servers, and even fellow inmates about his breakfast—video his mother's lawyer had to fight to obtain; she says the county initially insisted it didn't exist.
now I'm not calling his mama a liar are you
He had dairy allergies. The jail did serve him food that was unsafe for him. Can he go down and cook a lobster and veal scallopini like the guys on goodfellas? No.
praise

New York, NY

#13 Nov 7, 2013
Stoopit wrote:
<quoted text>For a minor marijuana charge? Why was he taking up space and tax dollars for a freaking minor marijuana charge? Sheesh.
exampltly read
Michael Saffioti was in Washington's Snohomish County Jail on a minor marijuana possession charge -
the 22-year-old had actually turned himself in.

sumting wong wit hole pichure

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#14 Nov 7, 2013
AFA..

affordable food act...next on the agenda...till then don't drink the milk...
momamea

Bloomer, WI

#15 Nov 7, 2013
justaguess wrote:
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"and died after apparently being served oatmeal containing dairy"
Geee, perhaps your cane blocked your vision...
now apologize..
NO! Why be a butt about your reply
It never showed the whole news fed on our site.

If I had a cane I know what I could do with it- Why be a butt about your reply

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#16 Nov 7, 2013
momamea wrote:
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NO! Why be a butt about your reply
It never showed the whole news fed on our site.
If I had a cane I know what I could do with it- Why be a butt about your reply
Next..!
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#17 Nov 7, 2013
Okey Doke.., enough with the stupid questions!

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#18 Nov 8, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
I have a feeling there's more to this than
we know.
I agree in part with above two posters..
The authorities [ if informed] seemingly should have taken his allergy
more seriously, they didn't..
then again, as Tall rightly said, if he was conscious of this allergy and the consequences ...
with years of past experience WHY did he eat it..
or at the very least why didn't he inquire
"What's in this"
Actually he did ask about it, but apparently he asked the wrong thing. He asked if it was safe to eat, not if it contained milk products, and the guard assured him it was safe to eat.
debbie

Newnan, GA

#19 Nov 8, 2013
no 1 dont turn yourself in. no 2 dont eat the food dont drink the water
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#20 Nov 8, 2013
praise wrote:
<quoted text>exampltly read
Michael Saffioti was in Washington's Snohomish County Jail on a minor marijuana possession charge -
the 22-year-old had actually turned himself in.
sumting wong wit hole pichure
In New York,he would've been thrown out of the police station for being stupid,and call his mommy to make sure he made it home,,,,

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#21 Nov 8, 2013
debbie wrote:
no 1 dont turn yourself in. no 2 dont eat the food dont drink the water
Well, don't do the crime in the first place.

The water isn't that bad as long as the faucet is clean and you don't dip out of the toilet.

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