Imprisoned CEO says COVID-19 justifies release from prison

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Imprisoned CEO says COVID-19 justifies release from prison Pinterest By Associated Press – April 22, 2020 1 349 (“Jail cells at the Southborough Police Station” by my_southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0) TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Indianapolis Business Journal) — The former CEO of a central Indiana compounding pharmacy is trying to win release from federal prison, saying he fears he’ll die behind bars from COVID-19 while serving time on charges stemming from drug-potency problems.Paul Elmer, the 69-year-old former CEO of Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals, has conditions that according to his attorney create “a very serious, and very real, risk of dying in federal prison if infected.”His initial request on April 8 was denied because he had not exhausted all administrative remedies.Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Emery Nelson told the Indianapolis Business Journal that officials could not comment on any inmate’s eligibility for compassionate release. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook IndianaNews Previous articleStarke County courthouse renovations delayed by coronavirusNext articleSouth Bend Cubs offering Curbside Concessions Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

Skamokawa man dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgA Skamokawa man died Sunday after losing control of a motorcycle on state Highway 503 in Cowlitz County.Emergency crews responded shortly after 12:30 p.m. to the crash near Merwin Village Road. A 2003 Harley-Davidson was traveling southbound when the motorcyclist lost control on a curve and struck a guardrail, according to a Washington State Patrol press memo.The motorcycle slid under the guardrail while the rider was tossed over it, according to the memo. The rider — Reese E. Gullickson, 84 — was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and pronounced dead.The crash remains under investigation.last_img