Danny Robbins

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

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State pays $1.5 million to parents of ex-inmate
 The state of Georgia has paid $1.5 million to the parents of a 43-year-old woman now in a vegetative state to settle their claims that their daughter was denied adequate medical care in prison.  The settlement is the state’s largest for a prison lawsuit in the last 10 years and ends a case that included video showing correctional...

Posted: 20 days ago

The state of Georgia has paid $1.5 million to the parents of a 43-year-old woman now in a vegetative state to settle their claims that their daughter was denied adequate medical care in prison.  The settlement is the state’s largest for a prison lawsuit in the last 10 years and ends a case that included video showing correctional...
Violent attack on Georgia prison nurse points to major security breach
 As Alicia Butler remembers it, the day was going along pretty much like all the others when the ambush occurred. One minute she was working alone in the small upstairs room where medication is stored at Georgia State Prison, part of her duties as a prison nurse, and the next she was on the floor, struggling with an inmate she believed was...

5:00 PM Thursday, Aug. 09, 2018

As Alicia Butler remembers it, the day was going along pretty much like all the others when the ambush occurred. One minute she was working alone in the small upstairs room where medication is stored at Georgia State Prison, part of her duties as a prison nurse, and the next she was on the floor, struggling with an inmate she believed was...
Doctor accused by 17 females loses license after male patient’s accusation of sexual impropriety
 A Texas doctor who was allowed to continue practicing after 17 women accused him of sexual impropriety has finally lost his medical license after being accused of similar misconduct by a man. >> Read more trending news  Dr. Philip Leonard of Austin, Texas, was among the physicians spotlighted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

8:17 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

A Texas doctor who was allowed to continue practicing after 17 women accused him of sexual impropriety has finally lost his medical license after being accused of similar misconduct by a man. >> Read more trending news  Dr. Philip Leonard of Austin, Texas, was among the physicians spotlighted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Doctor accused by 17 females loses license after male patient’s accusation of sexual impropriety
 A Texas doctor who was allowed to continue practicing after 17 women accused him of sexual impropriety has finally lost his medical license after being accused of similar misconduct by a man. Dr. Philip Leonard of Austin, Texas, was among the physicians spotlighted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in its 2016 investigation that detailed...

5:40 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

A Texas doctor who was allowed to continue practicing after 17 women accused him of sexual impropriety has finally lost his medical license after being accused of similar misconduct by a man. Dr. Philip Leonard of Austin, Texas, was among the physicians spotlighted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in its 2016 investigation that detailed...
Thousands rally in Atlanta to protest immigration policy
 Thousands of people marched peacefully in downtown Atlanta on Saturday as part of a nationwide protest against the U.S. immigration policy that has separated children from their parents. A crowd estimated by police at 4,000 braved the heat to walk roughly a half-mile mainly along Peachtree Street from the Atlanta City Detention Center to...

8:28 PM Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018

Thousands of people marched peacefully in downtown Atlanta on Saturday as part of a nationwide protest against the U.S. immigration policy that has separated children from their parents. A crowd estimated by police at 4,000 braved the heat to walk roughly a half-mile mainly along Peachtree Street from the Atlanta City Detention Center to...
State official failed to delve into prison doctor’s troubled past
 For years, those whose loved ones died while in the care of Dr. Yvon Nazaire have wondered, often in angered tones, how he got his job. How could anyone make a doctor with a public history of neglecting emergency room patients in New York responsible for the medical needs of women in the largely unsupervised world of the Georgia prison...

9:00 AM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

For years, those whose loved ones died while in the care of Dr. Yvon Nazaire have wondered, often in angered tones, how he got his job. How could anyone make a doctor with a public history of neglecting emergency room patients in New York responsible for the medical needs of women in the largely unsupervised world of the Georgia prison...
Cleanup at Ga. prison hospital leads to yet another problem — asbestos
 When the Georgia Department of Corrections began working earlier this year to improve conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison, the first order of business was a deep cleaning. After years of neglect, a thorough scrubbing of the building with disinfectant was desperately needed. But what was supposed to be a major step in bringing the state&rsquo...

4:01 PM Friday, May. 11, 2018

When the Georgia Department of Corrections began working earlier this year to improve conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison, the first order of business was a deep cleaning. After years of neglect, a thorough scrubbing of the building with disinfectant was desperately needed. But what was supposed to be a major step in bringing the state&rsquo...
He was caught on video, but Georgia doctor kept his medical license
 Her family and friends said leave it alone, but Lisa Miller had other ideas. Convinced that her doctor had sexually violated her during her last visit, she believed she had to do something to expose him. She also knew she couldn’t let it come down to her word against his. So there she was, back in Dr. Daniel Tesfaye’s office at...

4:00 AM Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

Her family and friends said leave it alone, but Lisa Miller had other ideas. Convinced that her doctor had sexually violated her during her last visit, she believed she had to do something to expose him. She also knew she couldn’t let it come down to her word against his. So there she was, back in Dr. Daniel Tesfaye’s office at...
Still forgiven: Doctors & Sex Abuse — AJC National Investigation
 A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients...

3:45 PM Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients...
Georgia doctor got a pass from DEA once. Will she get one again?
 Did the opioid epidemic cause a Georgia weight-loss doctor to fall off the DEA's radar?  That’s at least one of the explanations offered by the federal drug enforcement agency for why it didn’t make a case against Dr. Jan McBarron four years ago when it had detailed information that the flamboyant Columbus physician...

12:35 AM Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Did the opioid epidemic cause a Georgia weight-loss doctor to fall off the DEA's radar?  That’s at least one of the explanations offered by the federal drug enforcement agency for why it didn’t make a case against Dr. Jan McBarron four years ago when it had detailed information that the flamboyant Columbus physician...