Another man dies this week in a Nevada prison. How many this year? How many died from lack of medical care?
From: LV Sun, Jan. 29th, 2014:
By Ana Ley
State corrections officials are investigating the death of an Ely State Prison inmate who was found unconscious inside his cell earlier this week.
Paul Skinner, 53, was discovered by prison staff on Tuesday. Medical personnel unsuccessfully tried to revive Skinner until paramedics rushed him to the William Bee Ririe Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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ATTENTION ALL NV-CURE MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS:
There will be a pot luck dinner get together on January 22, 2014, from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, at the Captive Free Church located at 1340 Lowry Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.
Please come and bring a little something to much on. We can sit around and discuss issues that are on our minds, get to know each other and, hopefully, find ways to change the prison and parole systems for the better.
Come on down. We want you there and we want to get to know you better.
John Witherow, Greg McWilliams and other NV-CURE Members will be there to meet each one of you. Thank you in advance for coming.
For further information call: John 231.313.0059 or Greg 702.472.0343.
SEE YOU THERE.
I know some of you are aware of the battle Russell Yeager had with NDOC to be released on mandatory parole. He should have been out in February of 2010; however, he didn’t have a birth certificate, so he was held nearly FOUR years past his mandatory release date. NV-CURE worked with the media, AG’s office and legislators to assist Russell, and FINALLY he is out of prison and living in Las Vegas.
NDOC gave him a 24 hour bus pass and paid for his halfway house for two weeks only, so he is looking for work. If anyone has any leads whatsoever, please contact us.
Additionally, Russell needs occasional rides to social service offices or job interviews. He has walked over 20 miles in the past two days. If you are able to assist with this, please let us know.
PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AS MR. YEAGER NEEDS HELP AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE HE STAYS IN THE COMMUNITY.
Russell is an active member of NV-CURE and we definitely want to give him all the help we can!
Russell has been in prison since BEFORE he was 16, which is why he had a mandatory parole date.Let’s help him get on his feet as soon as possible!
You can send donations with a note it is for Russell to our Paypay account (see sidebar)! We will get it to him asap. Also if someont in Vegas has an old bicycle he could have or borrow it would already help a lot.