|Just when you think PWC is getting out of the limelight, here we go again. Guido Newbrough awoke in great pain last November. His fellow inmates tried to alert guards at the Piedmont Regional Jail. Guido was allegedly treated as a malingerer by the guards.
Unlike most of his cell mates, Guido was born in Germany and had lived in Prince William County since age 6. His mother had married an American who raised Guido as his own. The next part of the story is somewhat confusing. Guido was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in 2003 which made him eligible for deportation. He was sent to Piedmont Regional Jail last February on an ICE detainer.
Sometime around Thanksgiving he became extremely ill from undiagnosed bacterial infections, was transported to a Richmond hospital, and died. He had complained for about a week of excruciating pain. Newborough is the second ICE detainee to die while in custody at Piedmont Regional Jail in the past 2 years.
The facility is being billed as the future ICE detainee center of the mid-Atlantic area. Sounds like they need to get a few things straightened out before they start bringing in people from other areas. There is a great deal of he said/she said going on. Great denial is coming from the correctional facility. A chorus of accusation is coming from the family of Guido Newborough and the ACLU.
These types of investigation will never really reveal the truth. The story is strange to start with and much has been omitted. This man could speak English so there was no language barrier. We can assume his status in the United States was legal, even though he had not been born here. Are we looking at prison oversight or treatment of illegal aliens?
The full story can be read at the Washington Post. Try to unravel this one. It is a hum-dinger. PWC appears to be innocent of any wrong-doing.