Former McClain County Jail administrator sentenced to prison in inmate death

The former administrator of an Oklahoma jail has been sentenced to prison in connection to the death of an inmate.

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Wayne Barnes, a former administrator at the McClain County Jail has been sentenced to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Barnes pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation in February 2017.

The conviction came in connection to a June 2013 death at the McClain County Jail. An insulin-dependent diabetic was not given insulin or medical evaluation from June 16 to June 19. The inmate was found lying unresponsive on the floor of his cell. The inmate died June 21.

Barnes admitted at a hearing that he failed to obtain medical care for the inmate and that his decision led to the man's death.

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