Sunday, October 19, 2014
Inmate claims corrections officers withheld medical treatment after severe beating
An inmate in New Mexico has filed a lawsuit alleging corrections officers didn't provide him with medical treatment after he was severely beaten by 10 other inmates, suffering a collapsed lung as a result. He also claims officers knew he was unsafe in the general population, partly as a result of information they had spread to other inmates.
State DOC spokesman Alex Tomlin claims officers provided sufficient treatment at the prison and sent the inmate to a local hospital for further care, according to The Santa Fe New Mexican's Uriel Garcia.