Judge: Alabama "indifferent" to isolated inmates
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
Federal Judge Myron Thomson said the state of Alabama has been quote "deliberately indifferent" when it comes to checking on the mental health of inmates placed in isolation putting them in harms way.
The statement comes days after attorneys representing inmates said the suicide rate in Alabama state prisons has reached an emergency level.
Authorities say 31-year-old Alabama inmate, Daniel Gentry, was found hanging in his cell.
It happened last week at the William Donaldson Correctional Facility in Jefferson County.
Gentry was serving a life sentence for killing his grandmother, Carrie Elaine Gentry, in 2012.
Carrie was believed to have been stabbed, struck with a hammer, and strangled.