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WATSONVILLE: Inmate Carlos Bolanos Died At The Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility


May 22, 2019

Carlos Bolanos Watsonville: 35-Year-Old Inmate Carlos Bolanos Died at The Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility

WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (May 22, 2019) – A 35-year-old inmate identified as Carlos Bolanos has tragically died at the Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility.

Officials found Carlos Bolanos unresponsive in his cell around 5:30 a.m. Correctional officials and medical staff began rendering aid to the  victim. 

There is an ongoing investigation into what may have happened. 

Liability For Inmate Deaths

Inmates have a constitutional right to receive adequate medical care. But far to often this does not happen. Jails and correctional facilities often outsource medical care to third party vendors that are more concerned about making a profit than they are about providing inmates with good care. If a correctional facility fails to treat an inmates serious medical needs they could face liability in the event of that inmate’s death. 

The family of an inmate that died may have the ability to seek justice through California Civil Code 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with filing a claim so it’s important to act quickly. 

Getting Help After An Inmate Death

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Carlos Bolanos as they are grieving such an incredible loss. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Correctional facilities should be doing everything in their power to help keep inmates safe. 

If someone that you love has died while in custody there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you need more information about an incident or just have legal questions we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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