The coroner’s report on an inmate’s in-custody death in January has revealed his cause of death.
Mark Anthony Scott died of Mallory-Weiss Syndrome. The illness, typically brought on by alcoholism or an eating disorder, tears the esophagus where it meets the stomach.
If left untreated, Mallory-Weiss syndrome can be fatal.
The inmate in the cell adjacent to Scott’s accuses the jail of ignoring his calls for help.