Inmates would get prescription meds faster
A new drugs policy has been proposed in Cleveland, OH following the death of singer Sean Levert in a county jail there in March.
Levert, who was the son of O’Jays singer Eddie Levert, passed away after becoming ill at the Cuyahoga County jail.
His widow filed a wrongful lawsuit several months later, saying he was not given the prescription Xanax he had brought to the jail to serve his sentence.
Levert suffered from high blood pressure and had been hallucinating in jail before his death.
The new law would mean prisoners would be given their medication as soon as their prescriptions are verified, reports the Associated Press.
Levert was serving a sentence for failing to pay child support.
–By our New York staff.