31 December 2005

Frank Roberts Ortega Remembered At Year End

The Rocky Mountain News, appropriately, asks why a record ten men have died in Denver metropolitan area jails this year. Eight were classified as suicides. One involved a cocaine packet hidden away in "a body cavity" that caused an accidental death when it ruptured. And then, there is the case of Frank Robert Ortega, age 56, who was murdered in his cell, probably by cellmate "Grijalvaa Encarnacion, 63, who allegedly killed him while the cells were on medicine distribution lockdown.", on October 27, 2005. The deadline for a notice of intent to sue is coming up, and if one is filed, I expect that it will make headlines again.

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