Question: Whatever became of Dr. Jack Kevorkian? Is he still in prison?
Answer: Yes. The retired pathologist, 77, is incarcerated at Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer County, Mich.
The advocate of assisted suicide was sentenced in April 1999 to 10 to 25 years in prison 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 disease).
Kevorkian has publicly acknowledged helping 130 die by assisted suicide.
The Michigan Department of Corrections lists his earliest possible release date as June 1, 2007.