PORTLAND - A judge has sentenced a jail nurse convicted of forging a prescription for an inmate who died hours later to 18 months probation.

William Lee James, 59, was convicted Thursday of giving Ativan, a sedative, to Jody Gilbert Norman, 49, at night in February of 2005. He indicated on a form that he had a doctor's OK to do so.

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