Prison Expert Warns Autonomy Chief Faces Health Risk In US

Law360, London (February 11, 2021, 6:08 PM GMT) -- British software tycoon Mike Lynch's health would be at risk in an American prison should he be convicted on U.S. fraud charges, a prisoner advocate said at the Autonomy founder's extradition hearing in London on Thursday.

Joel Sickler, a U.S. prison systems expert, said Lynch's daily medical and hygiene routine would be "fraught with peril" and he would not have access to private facilities, which would create the risk of getting an infection "in a petri dish like a prison."

Giving evidence via video link at the Westminster Magistrates' Court hearing, Stickler said that Lynch would likely be imprisoned at FCI...

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