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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • State prisons equipped to house paralyzed inmates

  • A 19-year-old Topeka man who was left a paraplegic after an accident that killed a passenger in his car is scheduled to be sentenced to prison this week.
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  • A 19-year-old Topeka man who was left a paraplegic after an accident that killed a passenger in his car is scheduled to be sentenced to prison this week.
    Hunter Hillmer is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for reckless second-degree murder for a March 19 accident that killed 15-year-old Madison Naill. He also was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated battery for injuries sufferd by a second passenger.
    State corrections officials tell The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/TW63jW ) paralyzed inmates are housed at various facilities, and are kept in the general population.
    Corrections department spokesman Jeremy Barclay says the state pays only slightly more to house a paralyzed inmate, mostly to buy necessary equipment.
    Barclay said several paralyzed inmates might be transferred to Oswego when it reopens next month.
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