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Death Row Inmate Undergoes Heart Bypass Operation

April 19, 1989|From Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. — A prisoner who has been on Death Row for 29 years is recovering from heart bypass surgery paid for by the state, officials said.

"People could criticize, but our policy has been to correct any medical problem that would cause a man's health to deteriorate," said William Seabold, warden of the Kentucky State Penitentiary near Eddyville. "We weren't going to not do it just because he's 74 and on Death Row."

Henry Anderson underwent surgery last week at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, where he was listed in stable condition and was under 24-hour guard.

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