In Atlanta, Georgia, the family of a prisoner says he was "eaten alive" by insects and bedbugs in his cell there last year. The family of 35-year-old Lashawn Thompson, who was being held in the jail's psychiatric wing, is demanding a criminal investigation and that the jail be shut down. In an exclusive interview, we speak to Thompson's brother Brad McCrae and sister Shenita Thompson, as well as Michael Harper, a lawyer representing the family.
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