I think we should be here for them, so even if it makes us all a little uncomfortable, so I'm going to start putting these folks back up on AZ Prison Watch when they die. We need to know what's killing them, and while they don't give us many clues in the press releases, we do get a little closer to the human suffering part of their experience.
Those odds could all,be calculated out - they probably already have been by risk management experts who determine whether or not it's cheaper to let someone get injured and try suing (fat chance if you're a prisoner suing for rights), to settle a case or fight it in court, or to fix the potential hazard in the first place (why bother if prisoners can't sue?). Having to speak aloud the atrocities they must know occur in American prisons may at least make judges think twice about the sentences they were handing out, and what they really expect to accomplish by incarcerating addicted survivors of trauma, for example, with those who would be their perpetrators. What kind of lesson does that teach to whom?
Most everyone in court when he was sentenced wondered that too.
We really don't need those kinds of favors, no matter how many recovering addicts swear by "tough love" saving their lives - it was the love part, not so much the tough, that saved most of the hardest cases I knew. For every one who was saved by 12-Step ways, many more were lost along the same road to recovery; their families left in the wake of suicides and drunk driving accidents interrogating themselves about whether or not they were tough enough, too tough, or loving enough.