Q&A on the News
Arizona Daily Star
COX NEWS SERVICE
Question: Where is Dr. Jack Kevorkian in prison? How many people did
he assist in dying?
Answer: The retired pathologist, 76, is at Thumb Correctional Facility
in Lapeer County, Mich.
The advocate of assisted suicide was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in
prison in 1999 for his role in what he called the “mercy killing” of
52-year-old Thomas Youk in September 1998. Youk, of Oakland County,
Mich., was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s
Kevorkian publicly acknowledged helping 130 people die by assisted
The Michigan Department of Corrections lists his earliest possible
release date as June 1, 2007; his maximum discharge date is Aug. 10,