Donna Coma finally heard her sons voice after weeks of silence. Charles “Chucky” Coma suffered an unexplained injury while serving time at the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg and has since been in intensive care. In response to the mystery of her son’s injury, Donna Coma has been in contact with Lewisburg Prison Projects paralegal, Dave Sprout.
Dave Sprout speaks to the newspaper about the ways that the mentally ill are mistreated in prison. He specifically mentions how damaging solitary confinement can be for those with mental health problems.
The Lewisburg Prison Project received an inmate complaint about a hot-water shortage at the Snyder County Prison. Dave Sprout credits the Snyder County Prison Board with responding to these issues and fixing the problem.