Danny Robbins

Danny Robbins in an investigative reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Nurse safety at issue at troubled Georgia prison hospital
 Sanitation wasn’t the only issue plaguing a Georgia prison hospital. In fear for their lives, two nurses quit shortly after being hired, records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution say. But when state officials were notified “on numerous occasions,” nothing substantial was done, one email says. “A collaborative&hellip...

Posted: a day ago

Sanitation wasn’t the only issue plaguing a Georgia prison hospital. In fear for their lives, two nurses quit shortly after being hired, records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution say. But when state officials were notified “on numerous occasions,” nothing substantial was done, one email says. “A collaborative&hellip...
Warden for troubled Georgia prison hospital reassigned
 The warden who has been in charge at Augusta State Medical Prison for the last 18 months has been reassigned, a signal that state corrections officials want new leadership at the facility as it deals with the sanitation and safety concerns recently brought to light by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of...

Posted: 2 days ago

The warden who has been in charge at Augusta State Medical Prison for the last 18 months has been reassigned, a signal that state corrections officials want new leadership at the facility as it deals with the sanitation and safety concerns recently brought to light by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of...
‘Profound’ health risks found at Georgia medical prison
 Standing water and filth are just steps away from the operating room. So-called black mold grows in at least two places. And
            ceilings leak so badly that, in some places, large pads are needed to soak up the rainwater. These and other unsafe and unsanitary conditions have existed for months and, in some cases, even years at Augusta...

Posted: 10 days ago

Standing water and filth are just steps away from the operating room. So-called black mold grows in at least two places. And ceilings leak so badly that, in some places, large pads are needed to soak up the rainwater. These and other unsafe and unsanitary conditions have existed for months and, in some cases, even years at Augusta...
Conditions make Georgia prison hospital breeding ground for infection
 The unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Georgia’s flagship prison medical facility are worse than previously reported and could jeopardize the health of inmates already dealing with cancer and other serious illnesses, newly obtained photos and documents reveal. Photos obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the last two weeks...

Posted: 13 days ago

The unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Georgia’s flagship prison medical facility are worse than previously reported and could jeopardize the health of inmates already dealing with cancer and other serious illnesses, newly obtained photos and documents reveal. Photos obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the last two weeks...
Documents: Unsanitary conditions long ignored at Ga. prison hospital
 Bags of garbage have piled up outside the operating room, attracting flies and mosquitoes. During surgery, dealing with the insects has become one of the occupational hazards for doctors and nurses. Mold has contaminated the ceiling in the dental unit and a wall in a second-floor corridor of the hospital. In the dialysis center, water has...

4:00 AM Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Bags of garbage have piled up outside the operating room, attracting flies and mosquitoes. During surgery, dealing with the insects has become one of the occupational hazards for doctors and nurses. Mold has contaminated the ceiling in the dental unit and a wall in a second-floor corridor of the hospital. In the dialysis center, water has...
More bad news for supplement king: Judge orders $40 million penalty
 It has been a difficult month for Jared Wheat, the Atlanta-area dietary supplement entrepreneur. And that’s putting it mildly. Less than a week after federal authorities unsealed an indictment accusing the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals CEO of wire fraud, money laundering and other charges, a federal judge has ordered him, his company and...

8:53 PM Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

It has been a difficult month for Jared Wheat, the Atlanta-area dietary supplement entrepreneur. And that’s putting it mildly. Less than a week after federal authorities unsealed an indictment accusing the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals CEO of wire fraud, money laundering and other charges, a federal judge has ordered him, his company and...
Prison doctor resigns after lawsuit with amputee is settled
 Two weeks after Georgia agreed to pay $550,000 to a diabetic inmate who lost his leg, the prison doctor responsible for his treatment has informed her supervisor that she will resign. Dr. Chiquita Fye will leave her position as medical director at Macon State Prison by the end of the month, according to an Oct. 1 letter she wrote to Dr. Billy...

7:45 PM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Two weeks after Georgia agreed to pay $550,000 to a diabetic inmate who lost his leg, the prison doctor responsible for his treatment has informed her supervisor that she will resign. Dr. Chiquita Fye will leave her position as medical director at Macon State Prison by the end of the month, according to an Oct. 1 letter she wrote to Dr. Billy...
Slain Georgia Tech student remembered for activism, helping others
 Scout Schultz was remembered Sunday as a brilliant student, passionate activist and someone whose death should be a clarion call for better understanding of mental health. All those sentiments mixed together at a memorial service for the Georgia Tech student who was shot and killed by a campus police officer three weeks ago after calling...

10:11 PM Sunday, Oct. 08, 2017

Scout Schultz was remembered Sunday as a brilliant student, passionate activist and someone whose death should be a clarion call for better understanding of mental health. All those sentiments mixed together at a memorial service for the Georgia Tech student who was shot and killed by a campus police officer three weeks ago after calling...
Atlanta dietary supplement mogul faces new criminal charges
 Atlanta dietary supplement CEO Jared Wheat is once again in the crosshairs of federal authorities, this time facing 18 criminal charges that cover a variety of business practices. An indictment, unsealed Thursday, lays out a laundry list of allegations against Wheat and his Norcross-based company, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, that, if proven...

9:14 PM Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017

Atlanta dietary supplement CEO Jared Wheat is once again in the crosshairs of federal authorities, this time facing 18 criminal charges that cover a variety of business practices. An indictment, unsealed Thursday, lays out a laundry list of allegations against Wheat and his Norcross-based company, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, that, if proven...
Georgia to pay $550,000 to convicted murderer because of amputation
 The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $550,000 to a diabetic inmate serving a life sentence for murder to settle his lawsuit alleging that he lost his left leg because of improper care and neglect by a prison doctor. The settlement means Michael Tarver’s case against Dr. Chiquita Fye, the medical director at Macon State Prison, won&rsquo...

5:56 PM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

The state of Georgia has agreed to pay $550,000 to a diabetic inmate serving a life sentence for murder to settle his lawsuit alleging that he lost his left leg because of improper care and neglect by a prison doctor. The settlement means Michael Tarver’s case against Dr. Chiquita Fye, the medical director at Macon State Prison, won&rsquo...
Irma victims now may face insurance struggles
 Jill Ebrecht stood outside her flooded Tybee Island home Thursday as workers hauled her soggy furniture into her yard. Like many houses on Tybee, Ebrecht’s home was extensively damaged a year ago by Hurricane Matthew. Now, Irma has left another trail of destruction. “Matthew messed me up,” she said as she took stock...

7:00 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Jill Ebrecht stood outside her flooded Tybee Island home Thursday as workers hauled her soggy furniture into her yard. Like many houses on Tybee, Ebrecht’s home was extensively damaged a year ago by Hurricane Matthew. Now, Irma has left another trail of destruction. “Matthew messed me up,” she said as she took stock...