Vermont Protection & Advocacy Releases Report On Its Investigation Of The Death Of Ashley Ellis

"Disability Rights Vermont’s 23-page report about the death of Ashley Ellis found that miscommunications between the Department of Corrections and Prison Health Services — the private company contracted to provide health care in the state’s prisons at the time of Ellis’ death — along with other breakdowns in the system of care led to the 23-year-old’s death from a combination of hypokalemic-induced cardiac arrhythmia due to anorexia/bulimia nervosa and denial of medications to boost her potassium levels."