Inmate Alleges Exposure to Skin Disease, Insecticide Inside Women’s Jail


A 26-year-old woman who alleges she contracted a skin disease and was exposed to insecticide while an inmate at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood is suing Los Angeles County.

Valerie Arismendez’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges civil rights violations, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The complaint filed Friday seeks unspecified damages. An representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which oversees the county’s jails, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Arismendez was arrested in October 2018 and was ordered to serve the remainder of her time at the CRDF after being found in violation of her probation, according to the suit, which does not identify the offense for which she was serving time.

In June, Arismendez and another inmate were diagnosed with a skin condition known as scabies, the suit states. Neither had the malady before they were housed at the facility, according to the suit.


BY: My News LA



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