Psychiatrist questioned about care in Alabama prisons


The medical director of MHM Alabama, the company that provides mental health care in Alabama prisons, spent the day on the witness stand in a federal trial over the quality of the care.
Dr. Robert Hunter, a psychiatrist, was the third witness called by plaintiffs in a non-jury trial in U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson's courtroom in Montgomery.
Inmates and their advocates who sued allege that a failure to adequately treat mentally ill inmates violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Brooke Menschel, an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which... read more

 
6 December 2016 in Regional, Views: 17
 


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