- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say two health care workers at a prison in southern Michigan are suspended amid a state police investigation into the death of an inmate.

The Detroit Free Press reports 37-year-old John Richard Stein was given CPR on Sept. 5 and taken to a hospital from Cotton Correctional Facility near Jackson. An autopsy was conducted and cause of death is pending.

Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz says a nurse employed by the department and a nurse practitioner employed by contractor Corizon Health Inc. received “stop orders” banning them from prison property pending the outcome of the police investigation.


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Corizon spokeswoman Martha Harbin says the company would cooperate with police and undertake an internal investigation.

Stein had convictions for weapons possession by a prisoner, home invasion and stalking.



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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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