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Warden testifies in trial over prisons’ mental health care
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Warden testifies in trial over prisons’ mental health care

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In late February, Alabama prison inmate Billy Lee Thornton stepped onto his cell bed, put a shoe string around his neck and hung himself from the light fixture, according to an incident report written by a correctional officer who witnessed the incident. The correctional officer, who had...

Hearing on inmate suicide in prison mental health trial
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Hearing on inmate suicide in prison mental health trial

By MALLORY MOENCH, The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will hear testimonies Monday about a prison inmate death being investigated as a suicide in an ongoing trial over mental health care in Alabama’s prisons. According to court documents, an inmate in segregation attempted to hang himself in February and died four days...