Skip to Content

Tennessee judge puts death row inmate’s lawsuit on hold

By TRAVIS LOLLER
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has put on hold a case from a death row inmate alleging mistreatment by prison officials. The stay of no more than 90 days is to allow Henry Hodges time to exhaust his administrative appeals. Hodges cut off his penis in October while on suicide watch. His lawsuit accuses the state of providing inadequate medical and mental health care, among other things. At a Monday hearing, the judge said state law requires her to stay the case so Hodges can go through the prison grievance process first. However, the judge will still hear arguments from The Associated Press and the Nashville Banner on Friday about public access to records in the case.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

associatedpress

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content