Convicted murderer claims mistreatment by prison officials

Jean Jacques (Photo: Norwich police)

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A Haitian immigrant convicted of killing a Connecticut woman in 2015 says he’s been sexually harassed and denied medical treatment by correctional staff on multiple occasions.

Jean Jacques is serving a 60-year sentence for the murder of Casey Chadwick, and is currently housed at a prison in Cheshire. The Day reports Jacques has filed two civil lawsuits, serving as his own attorney and writing the legal complaints himself.

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Officials declined to comment on the lawsuits, but say Jacques has acquired multiple disciplinary complaints while in prison.

Federal officials repeatedly tried to deport Jacques after a 1997 murder conviction, but Haiti refused to take him, saying the U.S. couldn’t prove he was a Haitian citizen.

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Jacques was charged with killing Chadwick six months after being released from prison.