Doug Smith & Josh Cascio
My Fox Tampa Bay
July 9, 2013
A mistake at the Orient Road Jail in Hillsborough County proved costly: $1 million. That’s how much the sheriff’s office and the private company that provides medical care for inmates will pay to the family of 51-year-old Allen Hicks.
The popular baseball coach died last year after suffering a stroke and spending 36 hours in the jail without treatment.
“It was really sad for me the situation and how it was handled,” said close friend and fellow baseball coach Vernon Slater.