Prisoners' health

September 07, 2017 - 11:01 am
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a brain surgeon and two nurses in jail awaiting trial for allegedly operating a child-sex ring caught on video may face more charges after investigators discovered additional video footage. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports ( http://bit.ly/2f7jAsI ) Thursday...
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August 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A settlement has resolved a lawsuit that accused Louisiana prison officials of blocking attorneys from investigating "alarming" allegations of inmate abuse, including claims that mentally ill prisoners were forced to kneel or bend down and bark like dogs to get food. A...
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FILE In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo, Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan listens during a news conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Ryan was grilled by a Phoenix judge Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, over whether he tried to undermine a court order that prohibited retaliation against inmates who participated in a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in the state's prisons. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
August 09, 2017 - 9:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For more than five years, Arizona has been dogged by a federal lawsuit that alleges the state provides shoddy medical care for its prisoners. Now, the state is facing the prospect of millions of dollars in fines over its failure to carry out reforms of its medical system. Arizona...
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In this June 14, 2017, photo, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart shows Naloxone, an overdose-reveal nasal spray drug at the sheriff's office in Cook County Jail, the largest single site jail in the United States, has joined the growing number of jails to hand to inmates on their way out the door kits containing naloxone. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
July 29, 2017 - 9:58 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation's opioid epidemic. The Cook...
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July 07, 2017 - 12:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is following a mandatory checklist for putting inmates to death as it prepares for the state's first execution in more than three years, a prisons agency official said. The state wouldn't release documents related to those checkups to The Associated Press, saying open...
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File-This undated photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Jimmy Causey who was re-captured in Texas early Friday, July 7, 2017, after his second escape from a maximum security prison in South Carolina, prison officials said. Agency spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe says Causey was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety around 3 a.m. Friday. There were no immediate details on where in Texas that Causey was found. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 3:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who has escaped twice from maximum-security prisons in South Carolina remained on the run Thursday as authorities sought the public's help in their manhunt by offering a reward. The search for convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey began Wednesday afternoon when prison...
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This undated photograph released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Jamie Wallace, who authorities say killed himself on Dec. 15, 2016, just days after testifying in an ongoing federal trial over a lawsuit alleging the state provides inadequate psychiatric care to inmates. A federal judge cited Wallace's case in a decision ordering drastic changes in Alabama's system of providing psychiatric care for inmates. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
July 01, 2017 - 10:29 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — If any one witness led to a sweeping court order demanding that Alabama improve psychiatric care in state prisons, it was Jamie Wallace. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and imprisoned in Alabama for killing his mother, Michelle Franklin Wallace, the inmate...
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June 30, 2017 - 12:48 pm
Two inmates at Ohio's prison hospital have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, causing the facility this week to cut off use of its tap water and install new faucets and filters. Environmental tests have been done in hopes of finding the source of illnesses at the Franklin Medical Center in...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Denver Simmons. South Carolina inmate Simmons said he and another convicted murderer Jacob Philip strangled four fellow prisoners in a bid to get the death penalty. Simmons told The Associated Press in a series of telephone calls that he and Philip plotted the April 7 killings at Kirkland Correctional Institution for months. Both men were sentenced to life without parole for double murderers. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 9:37 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills. Over the course of about a half-hour, four men accepted...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Denver Simmons. South Carolina inmate Simmons said he and another convicted murderer Jacob Philip strangled four fellow prisoners in a bid to get the death penalty. Simmons told The Associated Press in a series of telephone calls that he and Philip plotted the April 7 killings at Kirkland Correctional Institution for months. Both men were sentenced to life without parole for double murderers. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 7:12 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills. Over the course of about a half-hour, four men accepted...
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