AP Exclusive: Ky. inmate starves himself to death; doctor fired, hunger strike rules rewritten

  • Article by: BRETT BARROUQUERE , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 4:45 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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.

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