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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - AJC CONTINUING INVESTIGATION: PRISON SECURITY -

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.

DANNY ROB­BINS PHO­TOS / DANNY.ROB­BINS@AJC.COM

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.

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