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Old 04-23-2005, 07:28 AM
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Wrightsville, AR
State Prison Guard Fired After Inmate's Death

APRIL 22, 2005

WRIGHTSVILLE, AR - A guard at the state prison system's Wrightsville Unit has been fired after the death of an inmate in February.

Prison officials say 28-year-old Victor Wright complained of not feeling well after returning from a work detail and went to the infirmary, where he collapsed and died.

Prison spokeswoman Dina Tyler said a sergeant who led the work detail did not provide adequate water breaks and hurried the convicts back from the fields. The prisoners had been clearing weeds and chopping grass. Tyler said the sergeant violated regulations and then lied about his violations when questioned.

The sergeant was not named because he has until Tuesday to appeal his dismissal.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:32 AM
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Thanks for posting this, Pods.
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:26 AM
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This is so sad and makes me so angry! This was so preventable - thank goodness that guard was fired. Is there any talk of him being charged with anything?
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and this was not what happened.....according to my bf who was there....
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If that's not what happened ... it sounds like the gaurd should be charged with negligent homicide. What did happen?
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Needless to say it happens all the time on field squad. There was a girl that went to seg for having a seisure in line because she dropped her hoe.
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