Investigative reporter Wendy Halloran from KPNX 12 News in Phoenix, Arizona revealed an explosive piece of investigative work that exposed prisoner mistreatment, mismanagement and neglect in Arizona prisons.
She capped off her three part series, “Failure to Aid” by showing the severity of the mistakes made by corrections officers and the deliberate indifference to preserving human life with regards to the suicide of a mentally ill prisoner.
Update: This investigation has played a role in a federal class-action lawsuit filed against the Arizona Department of Corrections by the American Civil Liberties Union. Reporter, Wendy Halloran spent more than a year working on this investigation. The ACLU lawsuit validates her findings and includes the case she profiled in it's lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges grossly inadequate medical, mental health and dental care for prisoners resulting in serious injuries and death.