Suit says El Dorado County jail failed inmate who committed suicide in cell

Lawrence “Jake” Spies Jr. had a long history of depression, hospitalizations for mental illness and failed suicide attempts. Yet, he hanged himself while an inmate at the El Dorado County jail in Placerville and nobody noticed for several hours, according to a wrongful death complaint filed last week on behalf of his parents in Sacramento federal court.

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See Coloring Book unveiled at Golden 1 Center

Artist Jeff Koons celebrates with local dignitaries as his colorful $8 million art piece is revealed to a cheering crowd of supporters on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in Sacramento.
Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee
See Coloring Book unveiled at Golden 1 Center 1:18

See Coloring Book unveiled at Golden 1 Center

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Golden 1 Center ticket holders get first view

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson 'more guarded' after pie attack

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Farm-to-Fork Festival draws crowds to Capitol Mall

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