Timeline of events in the treatment of a Ky. prisoner who starved to death in a hunger strike

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 16, 2014 - 4:10 AM

Kentucky State Penitentiary inmate James Kenneth Embry Jr. died Jan. 13 after a hunger strike in which he skipped 35 of 36 consecutive meals, lost 32 pounds in just a few weeks and repeatedly reported suicidal thoughts to prison officials. Embry never made clear what prompted him to stop eating, only telling prison officials he had nothing left to live for. Prison physician Steve Hiland was fired in March because of his actions surrounding Embry's death; he denies doing anything wrong.

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