Monday, April 21, 2014

Kentucky inmate starves to death

Associated Press has reported today that the death of James Kenneth Embry, 57, while an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville in January, 2014, resulted from self-starvation.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are handled at the facility. Prison officials have asked prosecutors to investigate after The Associated Press began asking questions about the inmate's death. (read more)

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