Security is top priority when inmates hospitalized

Major Davis II (July 2014 photo)
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Families of two inmates who were hospitalized this year are criticizing Indiana police agencies' policies on visitations.

But experts say security concerns usually trump the families' desire to see their loved ones and that inmates' rights aren't being violated.

The Indianapolis Star reports the cases that have drawn criticism involve Timothy Jackson and Major Davis Jr. Jackson was hospitalized for more than 10 days after he was shot Dec. 22 and died Jan. 2. Davis was shot in a July 5 gun battle that killed Indianapolis police Officer Perry Renn.

Jimmy Jackson says his family is angry that they didn't get to see his brother before he died.

Police officials say security concerns justify the strict rules and note that hospitals lack the infrastructure of a detention facility.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star

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