Did Three Women at FCI Aliceville Die of "Natural Causes" or Medical Neglect?
Date:  07-03-2020

Investigation by Reason is stymied by BOP's refusal to answer questions about the deaths
From Reason:

In the early hours of March 18, 2019, Hazel McGary's cellmate woke up to find her on the floor.

This was all too common. McGary, an inmate at FCI Aliceville, a federal women's prison in Alabama, had been having escalating health problems, including falling out of bed. Her cellmate had been taking care of her, escorting her in a wheelchair to and from the prison's medical center several times a week, where McGary had been waging a months-long battle with indifferent prison officials to prove she was seriously ill.

Something different happened that morning, though, when staffers took McGary to the prison's medical services. She didn't come back.

Hazel McGary is one of three inmates identified by Reason who have died from alleged medical neglect since 2018 at FCI Aliceville. Numerous current and former inmates, as well as their families, say in interviews, desperate letters, and lawsuits, that women inside Aliceville face disastrous delays in medical care. They describe months-long waits for doctor appointments and routine procedures, skepticism and retaliation from staff, and terrible pain and fear. Continue reading >>>