Two inmate deaths at FCCW

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FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- The Virginia Department of Corrections confirms that two inmates have recently died in a local jail.

According to a department spokesperson, the inmates were housed at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.

In an email, the spokesperson said Carolyn Liberto died on July 21 and Deanna Niece died on July 25.

Liberto was 70 years old and from Portsmouth. She had been incarcerated since 1984 on a murder conviction.

Niece was 38 years old and from Northern Virginia. She was incarcerated in 2015.

At this time, there is no word on the cause of death for either inmate.

This is not the first time the Fluvanna County facility has been at the center of a controversy on inmate health care.

A couple of years ago, officials settled a class action lawsuit in where several prisoners claimed they were not given adequate health care.

The inmates claimed they were given the wrong dosages of medications or no medication at all and the prison would not take them to doctor's appointments.

The settlement required the prison to have an independent review of its medical policies.



 
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