Prisoners' health

November 15, 2017 - 11:43 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has temporarily delayed the execution of a sick inmate after several unsuccessful attempts to insert IV.
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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 - 9:25 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell (all times local): 9:20 a.m. A prisons spokeswoman says a condemned Ohio inmate with multiple health problems will be brought into the state death chamber in a wheelchair. Attorneys for prisoner Alva Campbell say he...
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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 14, 2017 - 5:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prepared on Tuesday to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who appeared to be out of options. Last...
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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 03, 2017 - 11:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer who argues he is too ill to be executed by lethal injection has suggested the firing squad instead. Attorneys for death row inmate Alva Campbell say state lawmakers could quickly approve legislation allowing the firing squad as an alternative execution...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015, file frame from jailhouse surveillance video recorded at Denver’s Downtown Detention Center, released by the Denver Department of Safety via the law firm Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, 50 year-old homeless man Michael Marshall is wheeled out in a restraint chair by Denver sheriff's deputies during a psychotic episode in which a "spit mask" was placed over his face after he vomited. He choked on his vomit and suffocated. Attorneys representing Marshall’s family say they have reached a proposed $4.6 million settlement with the city in his death. (Denver Department of Safety/Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP via AP, File)
November 01, 2017 - 5:10 pm
DENVER (AP) — The family of a man who suffocated in jail as Colorado sheriff's deputies restrained him during a psychotic episode has reached a $4.6 million settlement that also requires changes at Denver's jails, attorneys said Wednesday. Michael Marshall, 50, died two years ago after he was...
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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)
October 31, 2017 - 1:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a "reasonable" accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio's prison system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell became mildly agitated when officials tried...
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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)
October 31, 2017 - 12:58 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an ill death row inmate fighting his November execution (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A doctor working for Ohio's prison system says it would be reasonable to allow a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month. Dr...
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October 30, 2017 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears likely to rule for an inmate on Texas' death row who was denied money to investigate his history of mental illness and other claims that could spare him from being executed. The case the justices heard Monday involves an immigrant from Honduras who was...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows Jack Greene, a convicted murderer. Greene is scheduled to be executed Nov. 9, 2017, for the murder of Sidney Jethro Burnett in 1991. Greene's lawyers on Monday, Oct. 2, filed paperwork with the state parole board saying Greene suffered sexual abuse as a youngster and comes from a family with a long history of mental illness. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP File)
October 04, 2017 - 6:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Daughters of an Arkansas man beaten with a can of hominy and stabbed to death in 1991 likened their father's killer to a dog and a terrorist Wednesday and asked the state parole board to recommend that he be executed as scheduled next month. The family of Sidney Burnett met...
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September 28, 2017 - 2:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorneys for an Arkansas inmate scheduled to be put to death in November asked a state judge to spare his life, saying the execution would violate the Constitution because the condemned killer suffers from a psychotic disorder. Jack Gordon Greene's attorneys asked a...
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