Someone dying of dehydration in a prison in America is unacceptable. Although prisoners deserve to be there, that does not mean that they give up every right that they have. Prison officials need to overhaul their systems to ensure that prisoners are protected, and the ones responsible for this should lose their jobs.
Yes, prison officials should do a better job of monitoring the prisoners. The prison system in the United States is abysmal. Prisoners are treated terribly, and prison officials do not even look at the prisoners as real people. Prisoners should be treated as people, and they should be monitored as such.
The treatment of prisoners in jail has become horrendous since big businesses have now taken over the prisons due to budget cuts from the government. You would think a big business with a lot of money would invest in some proper treatment of its prisoners but they are only interested in making money and don't really care about the welfare of their prisoners. Prison reform is something that needs to happen now.
Death in a county jail at the hands of the guards is not surprising. In jail, no one cares if you live or die. The guards are demeaning and rude. You can't ask them for anything you need because you will just have to wait longer for it. No one will suffer a consequence for that person's death, and that is a tragedy.