URGENT!!! Nikko needs our help NOW, Deteriorating in Solitary!!!

This is a call to action…on behalf  of  Nikko Albanese from his mother Heather Chapman:

“I Received a Letter today about my son. From an inmate who is at the same prison. He said it was a gross display of cruel and unusual punishment.The severe isolation, lack of Medical Care and just straight abuse from prison staff. He said my son Nikko is Unresponsive, Staring at Walls, Drooling from his Mouth. He has Stopped eating. What the Hell have they done to my son? Nikko Albanese is Deteriorating in Solitary confinement.For the past 4 years in Solitary confinement Due to retaliation. I filed a complaint against the sergeant for not doing his job.I was told by that Sergeant that I had made a mistake. A very big mistake. And that I would never see my son alive again. Florida Prisons are notorious for murdering inmates as if they have no life value. Time after time it’s an unpunished crime. They’re murdering my son a slow painful death.
Before Solitary confinement, Nikko was engaging, quick wit, funny and a bit of a smart ass. Nikko has a high IQ is very intelligent. Well mannered well spoken and very handsome.
Now Nikko has been found in a catatonic state three times. Has been misdiagnosed with schizophrenia and given the wrong extremely dangerous medication. Completely isolated from mother and family three years. Absolutely no physical contact of any kind. I’m not allowed to give my child a hug or even touch his arm. If he is out of his Cell Nikko is completely shackled. 3 guards must escort him. Well hold him up. The ankle shackles dig into his flesh making every step extremely painful. This is the third time Nikko has been unresponsive and stopped eating. obviously he is deteriorating from the severe isolation it is difficult for him to stand much less walk. The shackles and the three guards are a bit of an Overkill..
. I have witness my own child Unresponsive Staring at Walls Drooling from his Mouth and unable to make eye contact with his own mother. The State of Florida has forbidden me to comfort my son who is so cruelly suffering with a hug.

He has lived in a dark 6×9 cell for the past 4 years. He has gone years without seeing the light of day. Unable to visit with his own sisters for the past 4 years. Christmas time I’m not allowed to send him a pre-approved Christmas package.He is aloud 4 books ,5 pictures no TV no radio. No clothes, socks, underwear or sneakers. Only prison issue plastic slide shoes, prison issued pants and top with holes. Hospital scrubs. he is issued a sweatshirt for a few months of the year. The guards are not even allowed to speak to him. Absolutely no physical contact of any kind. I’m not. When I visit Nikko. It is on death row.
No. Nikko is NOT violent. No one was injured in his crime.
So how is this possible? How can the State of Florida get away with murder?
Matthew Walker, Randall Jordan-Aparo , Jerry Washington, Latandra Ellington, Darren Rainey just to name a few. They all died in a Florida prison at the hands of guards in the most unjust ways imaginable. Most of the guards didn’t even lose their job.

“In testimony before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, the inspectors cited cases where they were told to withhold information from prosecutors, to close investigations into staffers who were politically connected and to avoid bringing criminal charges no matter how much evidence they had.”BY MARY ELLEN KLAS AND JULIE K. BROWN -Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau

My son is dying in a Florida prison cell…… because I filed a complaint against Florida prison guard.”

Warden Diane Andrews at Union Correctional Institution says  everything is great. Nikko’s is on the medication he should be. He is receiving adequate Medical Care. He’s on CM status.

We KNOW He has not seen Medical Care. They have not checked his weight. He’s not eating or speaking. Does this sound like everything is GREAT???  Nikko is dying…and they know it. Florida is notorious for allowing prisoners to die and flat out killing them. Please help us by sharing this far & wide, making phone calls and sending emails. 


Nikko Albanese B11083

Raiford Prison, 7819 NW 228th St,

Raiford, FL 32026


(386) 431-2000
FAX: (386) 431-2016


Diane Andrews

Chaplain’s Office
(386) 431-2000

Medical Services
(386) 431-2000

Region 2 Office
7763 S. CR 231
Lake Butler, FL 32054

(386) 496-6000
FAX: (386) 496-6716

Health Services Contact:
(800) 218-9114
FLDOCHealthcareInquiries @corizonhealth.com

Email the Director’s Office  r2diroff@mail.dc.state.fl.us


Julie L. Jones, Secretary 850-488-7480

EMAIL: jones.julie@mail.dc.state.fl.us

Nikko’s Mother: Heather Chapman https://www.facebook.com/heatherchapman40




Why Are So Many Women Attempting Suicide In California’s Prisons?

Originally posted on Prison Photography:


Shadae Schmidt died in the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) of California Institute for Women (CIW) on 13th March, 2014.

“I went to borrow scissors from the cops last week, and I was told that they don’t lend out scissors anymore because they have special industrial scissors now for cutting down bodies. He showed them to me. That’s how normal this is. […] We have women dropping like flies and not one person has been questioned as to why we believe they are killing themselves. I have been down almost 20 years and I have never seen anything like this. Ever.”

– Letter from prisoner at California Institute for Women (CIW) 3/21/15

In April of this year, the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) provided California Senator Mark Leno with a memo RE: “Female offenders” and medical and mental health care neglect. It opened with quotes that female prisoners…

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High Desert Suicide: Was a Prison Guard Hazed to Death?

At one of the country’s most dangerous prisons, correctional officers face off against murderers, rapists, gangsters and each other


In August 2006, in the enclosed Z Unit of High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California, Officer Scott Jones, a correctional peace officer assigned to Search and Escort, joined in a hazing ritual known as the “Usual High Desert.” Sergeant Ernie Rausch had just received a promotion. To celebrate, Jones and several officers put the 6’7″ 280-pound Rausch into a “cage” — one of the phone booth-sized stand-alone units used to contain unruly inmates — and doused him with trashcans full of water. Officer Steve Oschner was there and later described the scene as part of a workers’ compensation claim investigation: “You put up a little bit of a struggle, you know. Then obviously it is in good fun and put him in the cage, got him wet. Poured some water on him.”

According to the workers’ comp investigation, Rausch’s tormenters headed off for dinner, with Rausch in the cage and water pooling on the floor. After a few moments, while some guys were getting squeegees to clean up, Rausch got out and was soon face-to-face with Jones. Compared to Rausch’s massive size, Jones was a mere 6’1″ and 180 pounds. According to the workers’ comp investigation, Rausch extended a hand, as if to shake, but when Jones reached out to reciprocate, Rausch pulled him close and began dry-humping Jones’ leg. Rausch’s weight was too much for Jones, and they both tumbled to the ground in one tangled wet mess. A few yards away in the Z Unit’s law library where officers typically eat their meals, an officer claimed to hear Jones scream as he hit the wet concrete floor.

Jones tore two ligaments in his knee. His actual workers’ compensation claim from the incident states that he slipped and fell while mopping the floor. Rausch, who was later questioned as part of Jones’ claim, said that he and Jones were “hugging each other goodbye” some sixty feet away from the cage when both of them slipped and fell. “There wasn’t a mop in his hand,” Rausch said. “There wasn’t a mop in my hand. We had just got done with those activities.” But when pressed for details on the altercation, Rausch said, “It was wrestling. It is what we do for a living.”

It’s unclear from the workers’ comp investigation to what extent the highest-ranking officer present, Second Watch Sergeant (now Lieutenant) Ed Simmerson, was involved in Rausch’s hazing or responding to Jones’ injury. He failed to file a report on the incident. “You ain’t supposed to do it,” he later admitted to a workers’ comp investigator about hazing. “But it is kind of overlooked.” What Simmerson did do, according to a civil complaint, was instruct Jones to fill out the injury report with the claim that he hurt himself while mopping. Jones’ father-in-law, Robert Hartner, himself a former High Desert CO, testified that Simmerson told Jones, “You need to write it this way,” meaning fill out the workers’ comp form in a way that would not implicate any other officers. Jones wanted to get along. So he signed it. (Simmerson did not respond to requests for comment.)

For four years, Jones — “Jonesy” to his pals — had been happy at High Desert. He was an exemplary worker with no complaints. Handsome, with neatly close-cropped hair and a slightly goofy grin, he was known as a quiet guy who kept his head down and didn’t fuck around. But the encounter with Rausch and the falsified workers’ comp claim seems to have upended Jones’ work life. According to people who knew Jones well, over the next five years, some of his fellow officers, suspicious that Jones might turn on them, launched a series of cruel and anonymous attacks. To Jones and his family, it seemed like a unified effort aimed at his mental health as much as his physical wellbeing.
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Landmark Agreement Ends Indefinite Long-Term Solitary Confinement in California

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Solidarity with CA prisoners poster 2

Prisoners in California will no longer be kept in windowless boxes indefinitely. That improves the lives of 3,000 people. It also brings California into line with the practices of virtually all other states. This is landmark.

Many groups were involved in the support of the plaintiffs in the class action suit. Legal Services for Prisoners with Children put out a press release. Below I copy the press release of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity group.


OAKLAND — Today, California prisoners locked in isolation achieved a groundbreaking legal victory in their ongoing struggle against the use of solitary confinement. A settlement was reached in the federal class action suit Ashker v. Brown, originally filed in 2012, effectively ending indefinite long-term solitary confinement, and greatly limiting the prison administration’s ability to use the practice, widely seen as a form of torture. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of prisoners held…

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The Dallas Morning News reporters Jennifer Emily and Diane Jennings take a look at what its like to grow up in the Texas prison system and the uncertainty that awaits prisoners who come of age on the outside.

There is a series of  6 great articles at the following link:

Anisha Walker



Hugo Yogi Bear Pinell-Dead at 71; CDCr officers scoff at the death of prisoner

Hugo Pinell

Yogi had been in solitary confinement for at least 42 years, first in San Quentin, Folsom and Corcoran and the last 22 in the Pelican Bay SHU. He was 19 when incarcerated in 1964;  he’s been in solitary confinement at least 42, despite 32 years of clean time – no write-ups.

Yogi earned the enmity of the prison officials back in the 1960s when he was part of the “Black Movement” behind California prison walls led by George L. Jackson, W.L. Nolen and many other conscious, standup brothers who made it safe for Blacks to walk the yards of California’s extremely racist gulags.

On Aug. 21, 1971, in what has been deemed a setup, Soledad Brother George Jackson was murdered on the yard of San Quentin by prison guards. During this orchestrated attempted escape, however, three guards were also killed, along with two inmate “trustees.”

This set the prison officials on fire, and they’ve been exacting revenge ever since on Hugo Pinell, the only defendant in the San Quentin Six case still in prison. The only defendant convicted of murder in the case, Johnny Spain, was released in 1988.

Hugo Pinell, infamous for his role in the 1970s “San Quentin Six” prison break attempt, was killed Wednesday during a riot at a maximum-security prison outside Folsom, state corrections officials said.

Pinell was among more than half a dozen people injured when an estimated 70 inmates began to fight in a prison yard shortly before 1 p.m., according to agency spokeswoman Terry Thornton. Corrections officers responded with pepper spray and warning shots from rifles, a written report from the agency stated. After the riot, five inmates were taken to area hospitals with stab wounds and others were being treated at the prison.

Pinell received a third life sentence for attacking two officers, and had spent the majority of his time since then in solitary confinement and had participated in a 2013 statewide hunger strike protesting those conditions. Thornton said he was transferred from the isolation unit at Pelican Bay State Prison in January 2014 to California State Prison-Sacramento, where the riot took place.

CSP-Sacramento is located adjacent to the historic Folsom State Prison and is built to house inmates in high security, including solitary confinement. It houses about 2,300 prisoners.

 Now to name and shame the CDCr “guards” that find levity in these situations.  The following was copy/pasted from the Facebook page “Taking Back CCPOA”. This is the mentality that we continue to fight. There is no wondering WHY the prisoners RIOT when the overpaid staff publicly post comments such as this- doesnt it make you wonder what they do inside the walls? You cannot tell us they are not corrupt- their behavior and their words are very telling. Until we change this mentality-no amount of reform will help the criminal justice system. Not professional behavior at all-and this is just a sampling…yeah, so  FUCK YOU CDCr. These “guards” should be severely reprimanded if not fired…especially the one calling for more prisoner deaths! 


California State Prison-Sacramento Inmate Homicide Victim Identified as Hugo Pinell
Pinell was part of infamous “San Quentin Six” involved in deadly 1971 attack

FOLSOM – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has identified the inmate killed in this afternoon’s riot on a California State Prison, Sacramento maximum-security yard as Hugo Pinell.

Pinell, 71, was initially committed to CDCR on February 17, 1965 from San Francisco County to serve a life-with-parole sentence for rape with force.

Pinell killed Correctional Officer R.J. McCarthey on March 3, 1971 at Correctional Training Facility in Soledad. He was sentenced to serve life-with-parole on May 22, 1972.

He was involved in the August 21, 1971, escape attempt at San Quentin State Prison that left six people dead, including two correctional officers, three inmates and George Jackson, founder of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang.

Pinell was convicted of violently assaulting two correctional officers during the escape attempt and sentenced to life-with-parole on September 1, 1976.

SAC is a maximum-security prison housing approximately 2,300 general population inmates.


AUGUST 12, 2015
(916) 445-4950
CDCR_Star at 5:24 PM

This is Tori…

This is Tori…..


She died due to the medical neglect of the Lebanon County Correctional Facility….. The recent news paper articles where the Pennsylvania State Police and Robert J Phillips have stated that they did nothing wrong and Tori’s death was determined to be from “natural causes”…… She went into the prison on Friday March 31st…. she was suffering from withdrawal symptoms of heroin…. Tori was normally a VERY healthy, Smart and beautiful young lady. Yes, she made the mistake ( don’t we all make mistakes) of allowing two monsters into her life, the first monster was her boyfriend…. he introduced her to the second monster, drugs.The report said she died of Chronic Drug Use and Anorexia…. resulting in “natural causes”……. there are MANY additional things stated in the report that I can’t talk about…. yet but, I assure you…. this “cloud” Robert Phillips and Lebanon County is worried about is NOT gone….. as a matter of fact…. this is just the beginning…. It’s going to STORM!

How does a young 18 year old girl going through detox die from malnutrition and dehydration while being held in a County Prison, where ALL INMATES are supposed to supervised at all times?? Could they not see she was dying? Truth is, Tori’s heart didn’t stop beating until she was at Lehigh Hospital…. BUT, she WAS BRAIN DEAD IN THE LEBANON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY…. My belief as well as MANY others believe that this precious young lady was already gone before they tried to drown her with ensure… that’s why it was coming out of her mouth and nose when they tossed her back on the floor of her cell…… Cloud lifted…… I don’t think so….

Timeline: Friday March 27 th placed in Lccfthe suffering begins….

Tuesday March 31st ….. Tori collapses ( Brain dead) in LCCF..

taken to Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital…. transported to Lehigh Hospital

Wednesday April 1st…..Sunday April 5th….. Tori’s parent’s sadly say, “good-bye”

Bob Phillips: “First I want to express my sympathy, of course, to the family for their loss,” he said. “But at the same time I want to praise our prison staff for assisting in getting her to the hospital and responding as well and as professionally as they did. They’ve been living under somewhat of a cloud awaiting the response from the state police. Hopefully this will give them some vindication for their efforts.

“Hey Bob Phillips..YES LETS PRAISE THE PRISON SYSTEM for getting her to the hospital shall we?! Bottoms UP! Investigation done. Thanks for your sympathy! So glad THEY are not living under a cloud anymore!With all due respect to the family, I hope I got the facts in my post accurate… please correct any mistakes…. also, I hope you don’t mind that I posted this picture of Tori…. but, people need to know the truth about what happened to her…. and so many others in the past…. and prevent it from happening again…

I object only to the boyfriend being referred to as a monster. It’s a very large and significant objection because at one point I was that “monster”. Every drug user is introduced to their drug of choice by another individual. This post asks for us to allow for Tori herself to have made mistakes while condemning the mistakes of another individual. I don’t care who he is or what he’s done I am 100% confident that he didn’t want this for her and he will carry this burden for the rest of his life.

May the Gods grant him peace in this life or the next.

We are all human.

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CALL TO ACTION on behalf of Jesse Cherry


UPDATE today August 1st: **just got off the phone with Jesse’s aunt Brenda- yesterday at 4pm the board granted his RELEASE!!! he will be home TUESDAY!!!!
thank you to everyone who sent emails & called!! **

I just got off the phone with Jesse Cherry’s aunt, Brenda Atkins…The doctors have signed and submitted all paperwork as per CDOC requirements/regulations. Jesse is not qualified for Compassionate Release- he is qualified for Medical Release. Brenda has spoken with State Rep Robin Porter. Jesse’s case goes on the docket and will be heard by the board THIS FRIDAY…7/31. Please, Please send letters of support asking for Jesse’s medical release to: ct.bpp@ct.gov

Family fights to get early release for ill inmate

Jesse Cherry, who has pancreatic cancer and is incarcerated in Connecticut Contributed photo

NEW HAVEN >> The family of a 31-year-old city man who is terminally ill with cancer while serving a 7-year prison sentence for selling narcotics, is fighting to get him an early release from Department of Correction custody so he can be home with family in his final weeks or months.

But even with a doctor’s promised recommendation for the release, Jesse Cherry’s family is worried bureaucratic red tape they say they know so well could hold it up until it’s too late. They also claim the DOC has botched Cherry’s treatment and pain management from the start.

A DOC spokeswoman said she cannot comment on specific cases because of privacy laws.

Late last week, after the Register inquired about the case, Cherry was moved from Osborn Correctional Facility in Somers to University of Connecticut Health Center, where family members say he arrived dehydrated; a doctor from the center told the family Monday that Cherry could have anywhere from two weeks to a year to live.

Cherry has stage four pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver and elsewhere. He also has a strong family network and a determined fiancée, who allege Cherry was ignored often by corrections officers when writhing in pain in his cell, was not given chemo medication according to the treatment schedule and essentially was kept from the direct support of his family by rules such as no hospital visitors unless the stay is more than 30 days, his loved ones say.

“They should take better care of the inmates regardless of what they’ve done,” said Cherry’s aunt,Pastor Brenda Adkins of New Haven, noting there was no violence connected with her nephew’s charges. “Whatever you are, you’re still human and you don’t deserve to be treated that way.”

Extremely ill inmates have two options for early release through the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles: a compassionate release or a medical release, and each carries with it requirements, including those which have to do with the type of crime — violent or nonviolent — and time already served, said bureau Executive Director Richard Sparaco.

Although the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles had not yet received an application for Jesse Cherry as of Monday afternoon, Sparaco said based on time served and other specifics of Jesse Cherry’s case, with a medical recommendation, he could eligible for a medical release, but not a compassionate release because his parole eligibility won’t come until May 2017. For a medical release, a doctor must provide information that the inmate has six months or less to live, he said.

He said the board must meet to approve such a release, but that can be done quickly, as it has been known to call a special meeting in dire cases.

Adkins said she finally was told Monday by a caring doctor at UConn who has been treating her nephew that the doctor will support release so he can be with family.

Cherry, who according to the DOC website is a repeat offender, began serving the sentence on a sale of narcotics conviction in December 2013 and became ill months into his sentence, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after months of complaining about pain. Cherry’s fiancee, Tanya Howlett of West Haven, claims they ignored his symptoms until he passed out.

His mother, Ruth Cherry, is heartbroken that her only son has had to go through such an ordeal by himself at his age.

Ruth Cherry said she’s tried for months to get updates, information and more from DOC officials, but there has been no response — just bureaucratic roadblocks.

“He’s dealing with all this on his own. … I pray that he’ll be moved closer to family,” Ruth Cherry said. “I know he has to pay for his crime, but he didn’t kill anybody and he’s not a bad kid — he just got mixed up with the wrong people.”

Karen Martucci, acting director of the External Affairs Division of the Department of Correction, said there are no early releases under the control of the DOC.

She said it is difficult to address individual inmate medical cases publicly because of privacy laws, but that Jesse Cherry’s medical needs “are being met,” and that Osborn Correctional Institution has “the ability to provide a high level of health care within their infirmary setting.” She said it is not uncommon for an offender to receive treatment at an outside hospital if the facility cannot meet their needs.

In response to the family’s claims that they weren’t receiving adequate information on Jesse Cherry’s condition, Martucci said in an email late last week that she asked the medical staff to reach out to the family, assuming all the proper releases were signed. The family received information on Jesse Cherry’s condition after that time.

Upon request, Martucci provided statistics for the number of deaths that occur in DOC custody, noting, “factors that impact these stats are our aging population and the medical challenges associated with the large amount of the population struggling with addiction.”

Martucci said the incarcerated population on any given day exceeds 16,000.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, she said in Connecticut there were 21 deaths in 2010, 19 in 2011, 24 in 2012, 20 in 2013 and 24 in 2014.

Jesse Cherry’s sister, Ruthella Cherry, 35 — who also said she understands “you do the crime, you do the time” — believes more could have been done to help her brother before the situation got this bad.

“He’s going through a lot and he has no support system,” because he’s so far from family, she said. Now he is hospitalized and receiving pain care, but Ruthella Cherry said when she spoke with him from prison he’d gone days without chemo treatment medication and pain management, saying, “I’m very fearful for him.”

Howlett said Cherry has been a model prisoner.

Early last week she wrote a letter appealing to the warden, governor, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and others to get Cherry an early release, but still no response.

That was before Howlett got the news Monday of the prognosis.

Howlett, who is in the nursing field herself, pleads in her letter for early release so he can be treated at Smilow Cancer Hospital, but Adkins said UConn doctors already assured her they consulted Smilow and at this point, nothing can be done.

Howlett said on some days in the last year her fiance had hope, while on others, none. She and family members say he doesn’t call when he’s suffering the worst because he’s unable to make the call or when he was back at the prison, unable to even stand up to make the call.

Ruthella Cherry said her younger brother is a good person overall who has made “a few bad decisions.”

Adkins said she was told her nephew was told by correction officers to “man up” while he was writhing in pain in his cell, pleading for pain medication.

“How is someone supposed to man up when they’re 31 and in the fight of their life?” she asked.

She said for months he’s been in and out of UConn, as well as the prison infirmary, but was first given wrong information about his condition and no one from the prison would answer the family’s question.

Adkins said workers in the prison infirmary hung up on family members when they called to check his condition and they couldn’t get information on his condition or treatment in order to act as his advocate on the outside.

“To me it’s a sad story,” Adkins said. “It’s been really tough on the family.”

She said Cherry’s lost at least 22 pounds since July 1.

Howlett described Jesse Cherry as a generally happy man with a dimpled smile who loves life. She said he’s friendly and goes out of his way to help other people. He also has three children to care for — two teenagers and a 4-year-old, she said. He had high hopes for making a career for himself by age 35, she said. Howlett said that while imprisoned, Jesse Cherry has renewed the religious faith with which he was raised.

“It’s hard for me because I can hear it (the pain) in his voice,” she said. “There were days (before recent hospitalization, when in jail) he was balled up in a fetal position and couldn’t get medication or get to the hospital.”

Howlett said she’s been keeping careful notes of his experiences and treatment by DOC staff.

The fight, Howlett said, “Isn’t just for him, but for other inmates who have no family.

“Prison is not supposed to be a fun thing, but they shouldn’t be treated in ways unbecoming a man,” she said.

Relatives say the only way they know he’s really bad off is if he doesn’t call. She has to encourage him not to give up — remind him that he has a fighting chance and three children to fight for.

“The worst part for me is I’m on the support team, I’m there for him, but I’m not there physically,” she said. “It’s sad he has to go through it alone — some days he can’t eat.”

Via New Haven Register

Women’s deaths add to concerns about Georgia prison doctor

For nearly a decade, a succession of inmates at one of the largest women’s prisons in Georgia has suffered agonizing deaths, some going days, weeks and even months before receiving treatment that might have saved or prolonged their lives, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation has found.

Evelyn Spear’s complaints that she couldn’t swallow were treated as indigestion for three months before it was determined that she had cancer. By then, it had spread from her lungs to her lymph nodes.

Peggy Bean, suffering from a loss of blood to her intestines, was vomiting feces before it was realized she needed emergency surgery. She didn’t survive the operation.

Paula Cooper, who had breast cancer, was returned to the prison population after a mastectomy even though the incision was bleeding. It was still bleeding when she died five months later.

Those deaths and others paint a bleak picture of the medical treatment for inmates at Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville. All were under the care of Dr. Yvon Nazaire, raising fresh questions about the state’s decision to hire him as the prison’s medical director despite a well-documented history of negligence and patient deaths in New York.

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