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In a series of award-winning investigations, reporter Danny Robbins has detailed how callous medical treatment at Georgia prisons has put inmates at risk and led to costly legal settlements.
He revealed how female inmates suffered agonizing deaths after being denied essential medical care, while others were forced to wait months to see cancer specialists or other doctors. He also has described unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the state’s prison hospital and security gaps at the facility that put healthcare providers at risk.
Now, in Robbins’ latest story, a prison nurse tells of a brutal attack by a particularly dangerous inmate who was roaming unsupervised.
Alicia Butler was working as a nurse at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville in 2016 when she was assaulted. Her assailant has been identified as Carlos Johnson Jr.