Medical Examiner Says Female Inmate Died From Denial Of Meds in Vermont State Prison, More Abuse of Female Prioners, Same Problems At Lowell CI Ocala Florida.
ST. ALBANS, Vt. -- Vermont State Police said a 23-year-old woman who died in a state jail perished due to complications of bulimia and denial of access to medication. Ashley Ellis of Castleton died Aug. 16, two days after she began serving a 30-day sentence on a misdemeanor conviction for careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
At the time, State Human Services Agency Secretary Rob Hofmann said that Ellis had choked on food she was eating. After her death, Corrections Department officials said they were conducting a review of the incident. Ellis's family members have also expressed concerns about the corrections department's handling of her medical situation. Family members have said she was denied access to her anorexia and bulimia drugs, more from this source.....
Sunday, August 30, 2009, Lowell C.I. Female Prisoner Abuse, Female Prison Inmates Are Routinely Raped Nationwide, article by Private Investigator Bill Warner. A former Lowell female prison inmate, who was serving time for child abuse, said in a sworn statement to investigators that former prison stores manager Larry Bindley had been giving her food, perfume and other gifts for months. She told investigators that after Bindley became her civilian supervisor in the prison canteen, he asked her ``what I thought about sexual harassment and if I would submit to that if it was the only means of keeping my job.''
The inmate told investigators that she had sexual intercourse a number of times with Bindley on a blanket in the back of the prison canteen where she worked. Prison inspectors who investigated the case never tested the blanket for DNA evidence. When a reporter asked questions three years later, the prisons department couldn't account for what happened to the blanket or explain why no one submitted it as evidence.
Saturday, July 25, 2009, Female Prison Inmate Bernadette Gregory Dies in Apparent Suicide at Lowell Correctional “Hell Hole” in Ocala Fl, She Hung Herself in Secure “Tango Dorm” Lockdown while hand cuffed. LOWELL — “A 42-year-old inmate at a state prison for women died last week in an apparent suicide.
The Lowell Annex, part of the larger Lowell Correctional Institution, is north of Ocala. Bernadette Gregory was serving a 14-month sentence at the annex for robbery, according to records from the Department of Corrections and the Marion County court clerk. Offender Search for the Lowell CI Facility: Browse current population.
If Casey Anthony is found guilty in the death of Caylee Anthony and sentenced to death, she will be sentenced to the Lowell Correctional Institution.
Male officers are sometimes present during many of the private moments in the lives of women prisoners at Lowell CI, when they dress and undress, take showers, or go to the toilet. Still more of a problem is that in almost all states male guards are permitted to carry out pat-down searches of female inmates, touching women through their clothes, including their breasts and genitals.
FRIDAY AUGUST 21st & SATURDAY AUGUST 22nd 2009, CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS EACH NIGHT ENTERED G DORM AND F DORM AT LOWELL C.I. AND CONDUCTED RAIDS. FROM INFORMATION AND WITNESSES TO F DORMS RAID APPROX. 18 OFFICERS AND SGTS. ENTERED F DORM AT APPROX. 12:00 MIDNIGHT. THEY WOKE THE INMATES AND THEN PROCEEDED TO TEAR UP THE DORM. IN SO DOING THEY POURED BLEACH ALL OVER THE INMATES BELONGINGS TO INCLUDE PAPERS, PHOTOS AND PERSONAL CLOTHING WHICH THEIR FAMILIES HAD PURCHASED. PHOTOS AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO THE INMATES WERE TORN UP AND THROWN ABOUT.
THE LOWELL C.I. GUARDS SPIT CHEWING TOBACCO ON BEDDING AND CLOTHING, OPENED KETCHUP AND MUSTARD PACKS BELONGING TO THE INMATES AND SQUIRTED IT ALL OVER. THEY THREW THE INMATES CANTEEN PRODUCTS ALL OVER AND BROKE RADIOS. TALLAHASSEE SENT SOME ONE DOWN AND THEY SPOKE TO THE INMATES, TELLING THEM THEY WERE SORRY AND WILL REPLACE THE ITEMS, BROKEN, STOLEN OR DESTROYED. RUMOR HAS IT THAT 5 OFFICERS WERE SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY. RUMOR HAS IT THAT 5 OFFICERS HAVE ALSO BEEN ESCORTED OF THE FACILITY GROUNDS AT LOWELL C.I..