CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Monday, a spokesperson for the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office announced, a preliminary autopsy found 26-year-old Madison Deals death was caused by a medical problem, and showed no Physical Trauma.
According to Deals family attorney, Bryan Hoss, Deal turned herself into the Hamilton County Jail Wednesday, August 10th, for a misdemeanor citation, and was later sent to Silverdale.
Fast forward two days, Friday, Deal was attacked by other inmates in her cell, which Hoss says was all caught on surveillance video.
The next day, Deal told her mother about the attack, and also told Silverdale nurses she was vomiting, had tightness in her chest and severe head pain.
The following week, Deal collapsed and was taken to Erlanger where died at 5-A-M on a Thursday, just seven days after turning herself in.
News 12 spoke with a former Silverdale corrections officer, who worked there for more than six months, and claims to have left due to poor security, and the mistreatment of inmates.
I had an incident where this inmate, his foot was swollen, and I called my captain, I let her know do I need to call medical she said no hes probably faking. Now how do you fake a swollen foot? I ...