Angela Beck

Angela did not die in prison, but had to wait 8 months for a confirmation biopsy of lumps in her breast after imaging results indicated they were “highly suggestive of cancer.” She waited two more months for surgery that revealed the cancer had moved from her breast to lymph nodes, and it took another 5 months after that to see an oncologist. Due to these delays in identification and care, it was too late to start chemotherapy or radiation before she was granted compassionate release.


Collage of 5 photos of Markus and other family in black & white.

Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles

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