Former Okla. jail admin sentenced to prison after inmate dies from lack of medical care

8/9/2017 - Washington, OK -- Wayne Barnes, the former McClain County Jail Administrator has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to denying an inmate medical care; resulting in the inmate's death.

Barnes was indicted in Oct. 2016 for the death of an inmate that has only been identified as K.W.

K.W. was known to Barnes as an insulin-dependent diabetic.

Barnes admitted in court that he deprived K.W. of medical care in June of 2013 and that his decision resulted in the death of K.W.

Barnes pleaded guilty in Feb. of this year and was sentenced this week to 51-months in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

“Inmates deserve and the law requires that adequate medical care be provided by penal institutions,” said U.S. Attorney Yancey. “Denying necessary medical treatment is inhumane and unconstitutional.”