Three lawsuits recently filed in federal court accuse the state of
Alabama of denying prisoners with easily treatable illnesses or injuries
proper medical care resulting in the prisoner’s death.
According to AL.com,
the lawsuits have been filed over the deaths of three inmates,
including a 19-year-old who died naked on a cell floor from gangrene.
The three suits allege the jailers in Madison County withhold the
basic medical care in order to save money, believing that the insurance
carried by the out-sourced medical contractor will cover any lawsuits
filed against them.