Anthony Kerr's Estate Paid $2.5m Over North Carolina Inmate's Death

North Carolina’s public safety department has said its adult correction division reached a $2.5m settlement with the estate of a man with mental illness who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days.
A statement issued on Monday announced the agreement with the estate of Michael Anthony Kerr.
Records show the 54-year-old inmate was twice cited for violations by prison staff for flooding his cell weeks before his death. An autopsy determined Kerr died of dehydration on 12 March 2014 and had not been receiving treatment for his schizophrenia.