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American man dies from diabetes-related complications in a New York City jail, guards blamed

A video published by the New York shows the final hours of a diabetic man who died from diabetes-related complications at Rikers Island jail.

Rikers Island jail, the main jail complex of New York City, has come under immense criticism – particularly, the correction officers – who thought 45-year-old Carlos Mercado was withdrawing from illegal drugs.

Mercado’s insulin had previously been confiscated by the guards. Despite the inmate carrying around a garbage bag of his own vomit around with him, he was not afforded medical help until it was too late.

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