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KENTUCKY-FATAL HUNGER STRIKE
Lawmakers to look into prison medical issues in wake of Kentucky inmate's hunger strike death
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:40 PM EDT
A Kentucky lawmaker is pledging to hold hearings on prison medical issues after an inmate at a maximum-security facility starved to death on a hunger strike.
An Associated Press story this week revealed Embry's hunger strike and death in January at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. Administrators fired the prison's lead doctor, barred a contract nurse from working there and put two other medical staffers on leave while the state moves to dismiss them.
Authorities also began considering a criminal investigation after the AP asked about Embry's death.