Prisoners' health

January 26, 2018 - 6:07 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The family of a mentally ill Florida inmate who died after being left for nearly two hours in a hot shower has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the state's Department of Corrections and others for $4.5 million. The Miami Herald reports that a settlement notice was filed last week...
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A victim makes her "impact statement" to Larry Nassar during a sentencing hearing as he puts his head down in front of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in district court on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar has pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club, often while their parents were in the room. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former sports doctor who sexually assaulted athletes (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. A Michigan sports doctor who molested young gymnasts won't get his prison sentence until next week. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has listened to more than 60...
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January 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Counselors at a South Carolina prison wing where four inmates were strangled to death in a cell last year routinely announced a prisoner's mental health diagnosis out loud to embarrass him, according to a lawsuit filed by the families of two of the slain inmates. The lawsuits...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2007 file photo, Dr. Donald Cline, a reproductive endocrinologist and fertilty specialist, speaks at a new conference in Indianapolis. Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.. Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court (Kelly Wilkinson,/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 7:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some former patients of a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor expressed anger that he avoided jail time Thursday for lying about using his own sperm to impregnate as many as dozens of women after telling them the donors were anonymous. Dr. Donald Cline was given a one-year...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2007 file photo, Dr. Donald Cline, a reproductive endocrinologist and fertilty specialist, speaks at a new conference in Indianapolis. Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.. Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court (Kelly Wilkinson,/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 4:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Some former patients of an Indianapolis fertility doctor are angry over what they believe is a light sentence after he inseminated patients with his...
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December 07, 2017 - 12:17 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the Michigan sports doctor convicted of possessing child pornography and assaulting gymnasts (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography...
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December 04, 2017 - 8:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Three former guards at a Massachusetts facility that treats the mentally ill in the state criminal justice system face trial this week in the 2009 death of an inmate with schizophrenia. The Boston Globe reports that the trial of the former Bridgewater State Hospital guards on...
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Flanked by his attorneys Matt Newburg, left, and Shannon Smith, right, former sports doctor Larry Nassar enters Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham's Eaton County courtroom where he plead guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Eaton County, Mich. (Matthew Dae /Lansing State Journal via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 9:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 60-year prison sentence for a Michigan sports doctor who was caught with child pornography while under investigation for sexually assaulting female gymnasts. Larry Nassar, 54, who worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, will...
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell, convicted of fatally shooting Charles Dials, during a carjacking in 1997. Campbell, whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution, has appealed a judge’s decision upholding the state’s lethal injection system. Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of three drugs may not render inmates completely unconscious. Lawyers for Campbell and fellow death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts announced the appeal to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell argues that Ohio's process raises an unconstitutional risk of serious harm because the first of...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 5:10 pm
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs. It was only the third time in modern U.S. history that an execution attempt was halted after the process had...
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