The United States Law Week

Diagnosis That Inmate Who Sees Poltergeist Is Delusional Upheld

March 23, 2020, 2:10 PM

An Alaskan inmate who claimed he has a hereditary ability to see poltergeist lost his medical malpractice suit against the department of corrections doctors who diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic.

Adam Israel didn’t present any evidence supporting his assertion he isn’t delusional or that the diagnosis was wrong, the opinion by Justice Craig Stowers of the Alaska Supreme Court said.

Israel is in prison for killing his mother. He sued to have his diagnosis reversed, claiming it impaired his access to rehabilitative services while in prison and his prospects for parole.

Israel claimed he could prove he has special...

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