Jackson County Inmate Says He was Hurt, Mistakenly Released
A rape suspect says he was burned with scalding water at a jail in Kansas City, Missouri, and later mistakenly released.
Shawn Schneider discussed his concerns about the Jackson County jail in an interview with WDAF-TV. He says he plans to file a lawsuit over his injuries.
Schneider is awaiting trial on a rape charge. He told the TV station that in March, another inmate poured scalding water on the back of his neck in a recreation area of the jail. Schneider says he was hospitalized for weeks with second-degree burns.
WDAF reports that Schneider was mistakenly released Tuesday, but returned to jail on his own a day later.
Jackson County Corrections Department director Diana Turner says in a statement that the jail will review policies and procedures.