Fred Clasen-Kelly, Kaiser Health News

Fred Clasen-Kelly, Kaiser Health News

Fred Clasen-Kelly, Senior Correspondent, reports enterprise and investigative articles focused on the South from his base in Charlotte, North Carolina. Previously, he wrote about housing, racial inequality, and social justice in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia for the USA Today Network and was on The Charlotte Observer’s investigation team. Clasen-Kelly started his career at his hometown newspaper, The Saginaw News, in Michigan, and later moved to The Indianapolis Star, covering law enforcement, courts, and local government. His work has been recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi award for public service journalism, the Annie E. Casey Medal, a Green Eyeshade Award, and other honors. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

A law was meant to free sick or aging inmates. Instead, some are left to die in prison.

By: - February 22, 2023

This story originally appeared in Kaiser Health News. Jimmy Dee Stout was serving time on drug charges when he got grim news early last year. Doctors told Stout, now 62, the sharp pain and congestion in his chest were caused by stage 4 lung cancer, a terminal condition. “I’m holding on, but I would like […]