Dec 19th 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Las Vegas Sun) -- A prison inmate serving time for second-degree murder has died at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, the fifth inmate death in the Nevada Department of Corrections system since November.
Michael Johnson was in the medical center at the Carson City prison when he died Wednesday.
The state Department of Corrections said Thursday that Johnson, 55, had been in prison since 2008 and was serving a sentence of 10 years to life out of Churchill County.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.
Johnson is the fifth Nevada prison inmate to die since early November.
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NV-CURE has now acquired, through the assistance of one of our members, the Contract between Embarq and NDOC for telephone services to prisoners.
Under that Contract, the NDOC received 54.2% of the profits from the telephone calls and is guaranteed a minimum of 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS each year from that contract. That is $200,000.00 per month.
Prisoners, their friends and families, are paying that money, plus the phone company profits (another $200,000.00 per month in phone company profits), EVERY MONTH. That is outrageous!
We need to take action to change this situation. Please provide your comments and suggestions to NV-CURE.
It is time for us to work together to change this situation.
Thank you for your help.
Struggle in Solidarity.