Odds were against inmate Joseph Duran

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Re “Pepper-sprayed inmate's death: Was it suicide?” (Page A1, Jan. 22): The article states that Joseph Duran was a career criminal. If you put yourself in the position to become an inmate, the chances are something bad will happen. His parents said their son was better off in prison, and they did not visit him on a regular basis. It was probably inevitable that Duran, who took medication for his mental disabilities, was going to go "sideways." I do not blame the prison guards, nurses and doctors.

-- Tim Robertson, Anderson

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