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Resource ID: #13043
Subject: Prisons
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)


A Virginian-Pilot investigation found that untrained technicians at the Greenville Correctional Center dialysis unit has led to at least eight patients dying during an 11 - month period--a fatality rate of about 40 percent. The annual death rate for such patients outside of prison is 12 to 20 percent. Families and friends of the inmates who died tell horror stories about medical indifference, incompetence and neglect.

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