On My Skin (Sept. 12)

In 2009, Stefano Cucchi, 30, was arrested when he was found to be in possession of small amounts of hash and cocaine, as well as a prescription pill for his epilepsy. The day after his arrest, when brought to court for a hearing, Stefano, who stood 5'3" and weighed 95 pounds, had difficulty walking and talking, in addition to obvious facial bruising. Because of this, the judge rescheduled the hearing and sent him back to prison. Stefano's condition worsened and he was brought to the hospital with a fractured jaw, ruptured bladder and two broken vertebrae. The hospital wanted Stefano to remain there for treatment, but instead, he was returned to prison. One week after his arrest, Stefano, weighing only 81 pounds just seven days after his arrest, was dead in his cell. This is the true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years.

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