State Cries Uncle in Ten-Year Fight Over Warehousing of Mentally Ill

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: One state’s attorney general has agreed to the appointment of a “special master” to independently oversee the state’s plan to address the routine warehousing of mentally ill individuals in jails for months at a time without evaluating their condition, much less ordering any treatment that might help them. Essentially, […]

The post State Cries Uncle in Ten-Year Fight Over Warehousing of Mentally Ill appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: One state’s attorney general has agreed to the appointment of a “special master” to independently oversee the state’s plan to address the routine warehousing of mentally ill individuals in jails for months at a time without evaluating their condition, much less ordering any treatment that might help them. Essentially, [...]

The post State Cries Uncle in Ten-Year Fight Over Warehousing of Mentally Ill appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Cost to Health Care Company for John Patrick Walter’s Agonizing Jail Death: $4.25 Million

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: During a January 2017 interview, attorney Erik Heipt described the agonizing, eighteen-day jail death of John Patrick Walter as an “atrocity,” and the $4.25 million settlement just reached in the case reflects the scope of this entirely unnecessary tragedy. Westword has the story.

The post Cost to Health Care Company for John Patrick Walter’s Agonizing Jail Death: $4.25 Million appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: During a January 2017 interview, attorney Erik Heipt described the agonizing, eighteen-day jail death of John Patrick Walter as an “atrocity,” and the $4.25 million settlement just reached in the case reflects the scope of this entirely unnecessary tragedy. Westword has the story.

The post Cost to Health Care Company for John Patrick Walter’s Agonizing Jail Death: $4.25 Million appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Jeff Johnson’s Life After Life Without Parole

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: At 41 years old, Jeff Johnson is discovering all sorts of new wonders he’s never experienced before, like Rip Van Winkle waking from a long slumber. Sentenced to life in prison without parole for a crime that occurred when he was seventeen, then re-sentenced three weeks ago and released, […]

The post Jeff Johnson’s Life After Life Without Parole appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: At 41 years old, Jeff Johnson is discovering all sorts of new wonders he’s never experienced before, like Rip Van Winkle waking from a long slumber. Sentenced to life in prison without parole for a crime that occurred when he was seventeen, then re-sentenced three weeks ago and released, [...]

The post Jeff Johnson’s Life After Life Without Parole appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

The Agonizing, Pronged Unnecessary, Jail Death of Denny Lovern

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The misdiagnosis of inmate Denny Lovern’s chest pains as a stomach ache essentially sentenced him to a death that was both cruel and unusual, stretching out over more than a day during which he occasionally vomited into his shirt because he was too weak to move to the toilet. […]

The post The Agonizing, Pronged Unnecessary, Jail Death of Denny Lovern appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The misdiagnosis of inmate Denny Lovern’s chest pains as a stomach ache essentially sentenced him to a death that was both cruel and unusual, stretching out over more than a day during which he occasionally vomited into his shirt because he was too weak to move to the toilet. [...]

The post The Agonizing, Pronged Unnecessary, Jail Death of Denny Lovern appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Prisons Yank Electronic Tablets Over Security Concerns

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Scarcely eighteen months after state prison authorities began distributing 19,000 “free” electronic tablets to state prisoners, the devices have been confiscated and the services they provided suspended. A Department of Corrections spokesman blamed “unforeseen security issues” for the disruption of the program. Westword has the story.

The post Prisons Yank Electronic Tablets Over Security Concerns appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Scarcely eighteen months after state prison authorities began distributing 19,000 “free” electronic tablets to state prisoners, the devices have been confiscated and the services they provided suspended. A Department of Corrections spokesman blamed “unforeseen security issues” for the disruption of the program. Westword has the story.

The post Prisons Yank Electronic Tablets Over Security Concerns appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Why Mentally Ill Man Has Spent Eight Months in Jail for Spitting

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A mentally ill man has been in jail since February because he spit on a police officer. As a result, he hasn’t received restorative treatment for his condition in eight months, with no end in sight. This is why. Westword has the story.

The post Why Mentally Ill Man Has Spent Eight Months in Jail for Spitting appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A mentally ill man has been in jail since February because he spit on a police officer. As a result, he hasn’t received restorative treatment for his condition in eight months, with no end in sight. This is why. Westword has the story.

The post Why Mentally Ill Man Has Spent Eight Months in Jail for Spitting appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Ten-Year Fight to Stop Mentally Ill From Being Warehoused in Jails

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: According to attorney Iris Etyan, her state has been warehousing the mentally ill in jails for months at a time without bothering to evaluate their condition or ordering any treatment that might help them. Even worse, she says, the situation has dragged on for years. Westword has the story.

The post Ten-Year Fight to Stop Mentally Ill From Being Warehoused in Jails appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: According to attorney Iris Etyan, her state has been warehousing the mentally ill in jails for months at a time without bothering to evaluate their condition or ordering any treatment that might help them. Even worse, she says, the situation has dragged on for years. Westword has the story.

The post Ten-Year Fight to Stop Mentally Ill From Being Warehoused in Jails appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Inside $41 Million Settlement for Prisoners With Hepatitis C

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A state will spend $41 million over two years to provide life-saving drugs to 2,200 prisoners who’ve been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C. The move settles a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, which accused the state of delaying or denying treatment for prisoners battling the potentially deadly virus because […]

The post Inside $41 Million Settlement for Prisoners With Hepatitis C appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A state will spend $41 million over two years to provide life-saving drugs to 2,200 prisoners who’ve been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C. The move settles a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU, which accused the state of delaying or denying treatment for prisoners battling the potentially deadly virus because [...]

The post Inside $41 Million Settlement for Prisoners With Hepatitis C appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

Jail Nearly Let Inmate Jeremy Laintz Die to Prove He Was Faking Illness, Suit Claims

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit claims the medical staff at county detention center was so sure inmate Jeremy Laintz was faking an illness, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that they nearly let him die. And while he lived through his ordeal after he was placed in a medically induced coma […]

The post Jail Nearly Let Inmate Jeremy Laintz Die to Prove He Was Faking Illness, Suit Claims appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit claims the medical staff at county detention center was so sure inmate Jeremy Laintz was faking an illness, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that they nearly let him die. And while he lived through his ordeal after he was placed in a medically induced coma [...]

The post Jail Nearly Let Inmate Jeremy Laintz Die to Prove He Was Faking Illness, Suit Claims appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com

What Led to George Roloff’s Daring Escape and Recapture

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: George Roloff and fellow inmate Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, prompting a statewide alert. But Tanner was soon recaptured, followed a short time later by Roloff, who’d earned a sentence of more than 150 years for a bizarre crime spree he said was prompted […]

The post What Led to George Roloff’s Daring Escape and Recapture appeared first on True Crime Report.

Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: George Roloff and fellow inmate Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, prompting a statewide alert. But Tanner was soon recaptured, followed a short time later by Roloff, who’d earned a sentence of more than 150 years for a bizarre crime spree he said was prompted [...]

The post What Led to George Roloff’s Daring Escape and Recapture appeared first on True Crime Report.

from http://www.truecrimereport.com