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Stephen LaCorte interviewed with The Gazette’s Lance Benzel for this story about John Patrick Walter. Walter was an inmate in severe withdrawal from benzodiazepines. He ultimately died while in custody. It is believed that his death was covered up. Walter is not alone. Incarceration deaths due to benzodiazepine physical dependence are tragic and angering as they are completely preventable.

Read Cause-of-death finding bolsters cover-up claim in Fremont County jail inmate’s death HERE.