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Lawsuit Says Indiana Prison Let Mentally Ill Man Die of Starvation in Solitary Confinement

HeadlineApr 13, 2023

In Indiana, a lawsuit alleges the Jackson County Jail let a schizophrenic prisoner starve to death while in solitary confinement. Shocking details and video footage of Joshua McLemore’s abuse in prison reveal the 29-year-old was locked up in solitary for three weeks in the summer of 2021 without access to enough food, a toilet or any mental healthcare, despite clear signs of intense distress and his history of mental illness. While locked up, he allegedly lost 45 pounds in less than a month. He was arrested after grabbing a hospital nurse’s hair, and charged with battery.

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