Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of a Woman who Committed Suicide in Jail After being Denied Mental Health Treatment

“First they tortured her, then they killed her”

By: Megan Groves Uptown People's Law Center

Today, lawyers filed two lawsuits on behalf of the mother of an incarcerated woman who committed suicide—one against Sangamon County jail, and the other against the Illinois Department of Corrections, Governor Bruce Rauner, and the State of Illinois.

Tiffany Rusher began a five-year sentence at Logan Correctional Center in 2013. After she was put in solitary confinement, her mental health deteriorated so badly she began engaging in serious self-mutilation . . .

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