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This Sept. 10, 2007, photo shows, the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Ky. One doctor has been fired and another is in the midst of being dismissed from penitentiary, after an inmate, James Kenneth Embry, went on a hunger strike and died Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore)

AP Exclusive: Ky. inmate starves himself to death; doctor fired, hunger strike rules rewritten

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are handled at the facility. James Kenneth Embry, 57 and with just three years left on a nine-year sentence for drug offences, began to …

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