Posts Tagged ‘carswell’
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Death by Indifference

Another prisoner dies at Carswell amid allegations of medical neglect.
Betty Brink
The last time Melissa Ross saw her daughter, Loukeithia “Kikki” Felts, she could barely breathe. “She was in a wheelchair, trying to breathe in deep, gulping gasps. She told me she was in a lot of pain,” Ross said. Earl...


Life, Death, and Truth at Carswell

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thanks to Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly for their persistence in covering the plight of female inmates at Carswell Federal Medical Center  (“Carswell Loses in Court,” June 23, 2010). I’ve been invo...



Carswell Loses in Court

The prison hospital has been found negligent in an inmate’s 2004 death.
BETTY BRINK
When inmate Linda D’Antuono Fenton died in 2004, eight days after she was moved from the Federal Medical Center-Carswell to a local hospital, her family was left with many unanswered questions. Now a federal judge has answere...


Maybe Yes

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Jeff Prince’s reportage, this time in his “Mayfest: Maybe Not” story (Aug. 26, 2009), was a must-read.



A Break in the Wall

BETTY BRINK
The Federal Bureau of Prisons seldom loses when a prisoner’s family tries to take it to court to right some wrong. Two weeks ago it did.


“Squeaky” Released from Carswell

Anthony Mariani
On August 16, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, 60, will be released on parole from the Federal Medical Center at Carswell, a local institution about which Weekly investigative reporter Betty Brink has written a series of award-win...



Paying the Price for Free Speech

Karen Lewis’ worst crime, in the eyes of federal jailers, may have been talking to the Weekly.
Betty Brink
It was 2:30 a.m. when a guard woke her up and told her to pack her belongings. By 5 a.m., Karen Lucchesi Lewis was in a Bureau of Prisons bus, shackled and chained, on the way from Carswell Federal Medical Center to a holding f...


A New Kind of Wage Slave

Corporations are getting rich using federal prisoners as captive labor pools.
Betty Brink
Unless she’s dying or recovering from surgery, a patient at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell must work.



A Crack in the Carswell Wall

Conditions at the women’s prison hospital are finally drawing official scrutiny.
Betty Brink
Hospital personnel at the Federal Medical Center Carswell took so long to call the exterminators for an ant infestation in December that the tiny biters were found crawling on comatose and dying patients in their beds and cover...