Was Vermont prisoner with cancer denied adequate care?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Family members and fellow prisoners say a Vermont inmate who died from lung cancer last month at a facility in Pennsylvania was denied adequate medical care and was tortured by pain.

VTDigger reports that Roger Brown, 68, and his cellmates kept diaries of his rapidly deteriorating condition leading up to his death Oct. 15 and that he was only allowed to take over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen for pain.

A lawyer with the state of Vermont's prisoner's rights office called the case "egregious."

Vermont state corrections officials last week said the case was still under review and could not comment.

The former Brookline man was serving a 6-15-year sentence for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

The Camp Hill prison is under contract with Vermont to house about 270 inmates.