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Another inmate sues DOC for violation of rights

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Another inmate has filed a civil complaint in federal court against the director of the Department of Corrections, their in-house physician, as well as other staff at the agency.  Charles Weatherby alleges his Constitutional rights are being violated and that he has been subject to cruel and unusual punishment.  

The inmate alleges he hasn't received proper medical attention, alleging DOC has not allowed him to have his teeth evaluated as well as prevented him from seeking proper medical treatment for gallstones.  Weatherby alleges for years he's experienced toothaches and is in need of dentures. He was placed on a soft diet in which he was being fed Kim-Chee Bowl soup twice a day. 

Weatherby says he was told the agency doesn't have the money for treatment.

Inmate Taisen Jessy also filed a civil complaint in federal court, alleging he wasn't receiving proper medical treatment for an eye problem. Director J.B. Palacios denied the allegation, as well as saying the agency is up to date in paying its medical bills.

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