A 2011 death led to a successful suit against the county and its medical provider. The county is in court over another 2015 death. And in October 2016:
Broome jail inmate dies in custody
Carroll is second inmate to die in less than two years
A 34-year-old inmate at the Broome County jail died Sept. 30, the second man to die while under custody in less than two years.
Kevin A. Carroll was taken to UHS Wilson Medical Center on Sept. 27, where he died three days later, according to the sheriff’s office.
Undersherrif Eric Janis said the New York State Commission of Correction is investigating.
“Even though it occurred at the hospital, he was an inmate at the time,” Janis said. The commission “is investigating this death, as they do with any inmate death.”
Justin Mason, a spokesman for the state Commission of Correction, confirmed an investigation is under way, and said the jail reported Carroll’s death “in a timely manner.” The commission cannot comment on the details of an ongoing investigation.
Carroll was taken into custody Dec. 17, 2014, according to the sheriff’s office.
He was arrested in connection with an October 2014 shooting on Binghamton’s North Side, according to Press & Sun-Bulletin archives. Carroll was indicted on a felony count of attempted murder, pleaded not guilty, and in March 2015 rejected an offer to plead to a lesser charge.
He was scheduled for trial next January.
In January 2015, Salladin P. Barton, 35, died in his cell, where he was being held following a June 2013 arrest on charges including robbery and grand larceny. He was awaiting trial or release, Sheriff David Harder said at the time.
Barton’s mother has filed a federal lawsuit against Broome sheriff’s officials, as well as the jail’s medical provider, Correctional Medical Care Inc., alleging her son “died an absolutely inhumane and preventable death” brought on by untreated pneumonia and improper prescriptions.
That case is advancing in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.