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Ex-prisoner says he was left alone after severe injury


November 4, 2021

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former inmate at the federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, claims in a lawsuit that he was left untreated for days after suffering a paralyzing injury.

The Kansas City Star reports that the lawsuit filed last week on behalf of 58-year-old Brent Kehler names several prison officers and medical staff.

Kehler pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine distribution charge in 2018 and was sentenced to nine years in prison. The lawsuit says he fell in November 2019 after his cell in Leavenworth was flooded with wastewater.

The lawsuit says Kehler immediately experienced hi...

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