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Monday, June 28, 2010

Report: Inmate left to die in pain

Montoya

The DOJ is considering the case of Adam Montoya, a counterfeiter who died behind bars at the federal prison in Pekin, Ill. Montoya had cancer, HIV and hepatitis, and died last fall. He was apparently given nothing more than an over-the-counter pain reliever during his final days, when his spleen ruptured because of a tumor. (The internal bleeding killed him.)

The younger Montoya was taken to the prison clinic one day for "maybe five, 10 minutes," his father said. "And they gave him Tylenol, and that was it. He suffered a lot."

Hat Tip: Many thanks, JUNGLE JIM!

(AP Photo/Potter County Sheriff's Dept.)

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