Conrad Murray Complains Of Inhumane Treatment
Remember Dr. Conrad Murray? He is the now notorious doctor who was convicted of causing the death of Michael Jackson. The doctor was providing the sedative Propofol without using the proper equipment, methods, and environment for monitoring and constant care. This was allegedly the doctor’s way of curing insomnia.
Now the doctor is saying that he is slowly dying in his solitary prison cell. The doctor’s attorney Michael Flanagan sent a letter to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who is the man that is responsible for the oversight of the county jail. Flanagan is claiming that the doctor is starting to suffer from loss of circulation and atrophy because he is a “large man in a tiny space”. Murray was taken to the hospital recently for what the attorney says was “marked venous stasis of his lower extremities” and “right shoulder pain and severe loss of motion.”
Flanagan states that the cell is so small for a man of Murray’s size that it limits his ability to be mobile and active. Murray is given some outside rec time on Monday evenings in an 8×8 fenced in area, while still in chains. The total time that Murray is out of his cell is no more than two-and-a-half hours a week. Murray states that he feels as if he is a POW.
Sheriff Baca can, at his discretion under California law, release Murray to home confinement with electronic monitoring. It is not known if Sheriff Baca is even considering this at the moment.
Murray is held in solitary confinement, not because of bad behavior, but for his protection. He is well known and could be a target in the jail. To prevent inmates from having access to him to cause him injury or death, he was placed in what is called Protective Custody also known as PC.
Murray is currently serving a four-year sentence for his conviction.