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US prisoner gouged out eyes after jail denied mental health care, lawsuit says

Colorado prisoner sues law enforcement, alleging officers ignored acts of self-harm and responded to schizophrenic episodes by beating and tasing him A mentally ill Colorado prisoner gouged his eyes out and became permanently blind after jail officials repeatedly denied him treatment for psychosis despite multiple suicide attempts, according to a lawsuit. Ryan Partridge, 31, sued Boulder law enforcement officials on Thursday, alleging that while he was jailed for months for minor offenses that were later dismissed, officers ignored numerous acts of self mutilation and responded to delusional episodes by beating and tasing him.
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