Levert Death Could Prompt Change in Jail Policy

Published December 30, 2008

The city of Cleveland, prompted by the death of R&B singer Sean Levert, has proposed changes in jail policy that could make it easier for inmates to get their psych medication.

Levert, a member of the LeVert trio and son of O’Jays singer Eddie Levert, died in late March after getting sick at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County Jail.

His widow, Angela Lowe, is suing the city, arguing that her husband died because he was denied his Xanax anti-anxiety medication.

He had his medication at the time he was booked into the jail for neglecting to pay child support.

Under the new proposal by the jail administrator and jail doctor, inmates will be allowed to get their meds as soon as their prescriptions are verified, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Written by From Staff & Wire Services

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