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Reader's view: Abandoned in St. Louis County jail system

Published 01/05/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Memo to St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman regarding Daniel Schlienz (“Sheriff revises timeline on inmate’s request for help,” Dec. 29): Why does an incarcerated and seriously ill man have to fill out a form for medical assistance and wait three hours to have it processed, despite multiple requests from friends and family for help? As a retired nurse, I don’t understand the procedure or time frame required to give Schlienz basic medical help.

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