Ferdinand Dix was given six years in Arizona's state prisons for drug crimes and forgery, but he suffered and died horribly from cancer over the course of his first two years behind bars. He died on Valentine's Day of last year. His mother narrates his suffering most poignantly in her lawsuit against the state of Arizona and ADC Director Charles Ryan for gross neglect...I'm only including the pertinent excerpts.
Community resource for those monitoring abuses of prisoners across the criminal justice system, and for those subject to or surviving state violence, neglect and abuse.
For Kini Seawright, and all the other women who bury a loved one due to police or prison violence...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
ASPC-Tucson Deaths in Custody: Ferdinand Dix.
Posted by Margaret Jean Plews at 9:32 PM
Labels: arizona department of corrections, aspc-tucson, charles ryan, chuck ryan, deaths in custody, deliberate indifference, ferdinand dix, medical neglect, michael adu-tutu, prisoner rights