Portrait emerges of Loughner’s daily prison life



TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The most detailed portrait of the Tucson shooting rampage suspect’s daily prison life emerged from a court hearing in Tucson this week.

Jared Lee Loughner passes his days alone in a cell at a Springfield, Mo., prison facility in therapy sessions with psychologists, watching TV, looking at photos of his pets and marking his calendar.

Prison staff pass his psychotropic drugs through a grill made of metal rods that separate Loughner from everyone else.

He usually lays on his bed when his therapists come by daily in session that last between 15 minutes and an hour.

Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.