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A Boulder family’s civil rights lawsuit highlights the dangers of jailing mentally ill people. After 7 years and a major settlement, little has changed.

Ryan Partridge was incarcerated in the Boulder County jail while experiencing severe symptoms of schizophrenia. He sued jail workers for failing to provide adequate care and treatment. Following a seven-year legal battle in federal court, Boulder County has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle the lawsuit.