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The doctors who’ve examined Dr. Conrad Murray are claiming that if authorities don’t do something about it, he is going to die. After being in jail for a year, the doctor has suffered injuries that doctors consider to be life-threatening. Murray is in a high-security section of the Los Angeles County jail, protecting him from the general population for his own protection. He has “extremely limited access to exercise,” and his health appears to be in jeopardy.
“Death or injury at the hands of another prisoner, however, is no worse than a slow death caused by a loss of circulation and atrophy resulting from inhumane confinement of a large man in a tiny space,” Dr. Murray’s lawyers Valerie Wass and Michael Flanagan wrote in a letter addressed to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.
Murray has been incarcerated since November 7, 2011 after his conviction for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. He is 6-foot-five inches tall, but confined to a 5 foot by 7 foot cell.
“If one were to keep a dog in a space just a few inches larger than the dog’s length, for any extended period of time, contentions of animal cruelty possibly leading to prosecution would likely result,” it said.
The sheriff’s office has not responded. Some are also wondering if similar consideration is given to the other inmates at the Los Angeles County Jail.
“The venous stasis gives rise to a high risk for deep vein thrombosis and/or migrating pulmonary embolism,” his lawyer wrote to the sheriff. “This condition may have developed to a chronic state which has become permanent and uncorrectable necessitating a lifetime of medication and treatment.”
Dr. Murray’s attorneys say that photos show that his appearance has changed drastically since his incarceration.
“A review of earlier booking photos and bio-statistics of Dr. Murray, when compared to his current condition and appearance, would be shocking to persons not previously familiar with him,” they wrote. “To those who have known him for the last year or longer, the suffering that has obviously taken its toll on his health is unimaginable.”