- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - The family of an inmate who died at the state women’s prison in Framingham has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a guard and sheriff’s deputies.

In the suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, the family of Monique Miller says the 42-year-old mother of five died of a drug overdose and was left lying face down on her cell floor for hours after snorting heroin last year.

The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/1xeM47u ) reports that the suit claims a guard “acted with deliberate indifference” by failing to enter the cell when Miller showed an obvious need for medical attention. It also claims sheriff’s deputies failed to supervise prisoners in their care and did not recognize drug use.

Spokesmen for the state Department of Correction and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department refused comment.

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Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com

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