Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Somerset Place Resident Murdered After Being Allowed to Leave Facility Unsupervised

Somerset Place
5009 North Sheridan, Chicago
Fined-August 15, 2008
Somerset Place was fined $55,000 for failure to ensure that a resident with pass restriction was prevented from leaving the facility.
The resident in question was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Seizure and Bipolar Disorder, and was on parole for drug use while living in the facility. She had a known history of using drugs, soliciting for sex, and being physically assaulted when out of the facility.
Despite the fact that she was not permitted to leave the facility unsupervised, the resident left the grounds one evening in May of 2008. Neither the local police, nor her parole officer were made aware of her disappearance. She was found murdered in a nearby hotel room (about 4 blocks from the facility) about a week and a half later.

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