Arizona Prisoner Dies Weeks After Warning “I Am Being Killed” Due to Medical Neglect

HeadlineFeb 08, 2019

The Phoenix New Times is reporting a prisoner in Arizona has died, just six weeks after he filed a court document claiming he was “being killed” due to inadequate medical care. Sixty-four-year-old Richard Washington, who is African-American, died on January 31 from complications related to diabetes, hypertension and hepatitis C. On December 15, he filed a document accusing prison officials of “actively refusing” to give him the medication he needed. His legal filing was titled “Notice I am being killed.”

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