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Oh this is so sad (note the sarcasm font)

Posted by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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http://www.web2carz.com/trends/offline/1418/flesh-eating-bacteria-kills-killer

Add this to the numerous reasons to never go to prison: the healthcare there isn’t exactly first-rate. A convicted killer serving a 40-year sentence in an Illinois prison died last week from necrotizing fasciitis, more popularly known as the flesh-eating bacteria. Robert J. Turner was transferred to the University of Illinois Medical Center from the Dixon Correctional Center, where he was suffering from what the Chicago Tribune refers to as “a number of maladies, including cirrhosis of the liver.”

NF is caused by the group A Strep bacteria, the same bacteria that causes Strep throat.

Two days after his transfer, Turner died and the autopsy revealed that the cause of death was necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis (blood poisoning). 

While it may be hard to find much sympathy for a man convicted of killing an 18-year-old during a home invasion, dying from necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a horrible way to go. NF is caused by the group A Strep bacteria, the same bacteria that causes strep throat. The symptoms of NF include diarrhea, nausea, fever, confusion, dizziness, weakness, and extreme pain.

Eventually the affected part of the body begins to swell and turn purple. Then large dark spots begin to appear, and these eventually turn into blisters filled with black fluid. If antibiotics fail to halt the infection, the affected body part is usually amputated. 

So remember, boys and girls, stay in school, stay out of trouble, and stay away from the flesh-eating bacteria. 
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

How contagious is this and how many people have been exposed to it?

GaBrIeLlEsMaMa
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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Karma is a bitch..
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Rust.n.Gears
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 11:53 PM
My friend is in jail for murder. She killed the guy who beat her daughter till he blinded her in one eye and her baby. It isn't always so simple. This sucks. Imagine how many people are at risk now including prison employees.
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ShellLee68
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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Stuff like this happens all the time and it's f&%#*ing bullshit. the district attorneys who bring charges against people defending themselves and their kids need to be voted out.

I'm glad the other guy is dead though.


Quoting Rust.n.Gears:

My friend is in jail for murder. She killed the guy who beat her daughter till he blinded her in one eye and her baby. It isn't always so simple. This sucks. Imagine how many people are at risk now including prison employees.

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NDADanceMom
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

When my step sister was in prison she was allowed an all day pass to see her doctor.  Her boyfriend picked her up at 8am and she didnt need to be back till 8pm.   Im guessing he regretted whatever they did when the HPV test came back positive.  LOL.  ish.   

davnrori
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM

 Nothing in prison should be "first rate", imo. The better and more attractive you make the facilities, the more criminals won't care about going back. Three okay meals a day, cable, hot showers, your own bed, medical care that you don't have to pay for? Yeah, sounds like a tough deal for people who, by all rights, should be on the fringes of society. Sure, there's the threat of violence daily but no more than these people would be exposed to if they were out on the street. I really don't care about people who are in prison. Give them the basic necessities and then forget about them. If they get rowdy by attacking each other or the guards- shoot them. One less criminal for our tax dollars to pay for.                                                                                                                          

skir
by Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 1:18 PM

it is rare and not necessary contagious ....  the chances of anyone else in the prison getting this is almost none

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Jan. 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Karma.
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