Former Inmate Sues Prison Workers

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A former inmate at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York has filed a lawsuit against three prison workers, alleging she was not given proper medical attention.

The lawsuit was filed by 52-year-old Lori Lucchino, who says she suffered a head injury in July 2009 while she was incarcerated, but that medical staff decided not to examine her for several hours.

The lawsuit says a preliminary examination suggested that she was suffering from heat exhaustion or a drug overdose, but the proper protocol wasn't followed for either diagnosis.

Lucchino was serving a three-to-five-year prison term after she was convicted of seriously injuring Lincoln High School track coach Bob White and his brother Richard while driving drunk on Interstate 80.

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