Litigation is pending on a wrongful death lawsuit against Metro Corrections, (a correctional institute near Louisville), due to the death Savannah Sparks, who died only 6 days after entering that institution. According to Sparks’ grandmother, “dozens of Metro Corrections employees were negligent in treating Sparks while she was in the jail last April, (The Courier Journal).” On April 12, Sparks died at University Hospital from opiate abuse and withdrawal, according to the Jefferson County coroner’s office. “I thought she would get the care she needed,” May said in an interview then. “I thought they would help her (The Courier Journal).” In addition to the news about the lawsuit, The Courier Journal also says:
In December, Metro Corrections announced that six unidentified Corizon workers resigned amid an investigation by Metro Corrections that found they “may” have contributed to the deaths of Sparks and Samantha George, who died Aug. 8 of complications from a severe form of diabetes, compounded by heart disease. The investigations of those deaths by the jail and police are ongoing, and Metro Corrections officials would not talk about specific details.
The lawsuit is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as a jury trial. A Metro Corrections spokesperson declined to comment on the pending litigation.