Tamarquis Ashanti Phillips

Phillips took anti-epileptic medications and hadn’t experienced a seizure in over a year when he was incarcerated. His prison record showed no indication that he received any medications while at Butner Federal Medical Center, and 4 days after he arrived, he was discovered “face down, unresponsive, pulseless, and cold, with locked muscles and blood on his pillow.” Prison records list his cause of death as epilepsy.


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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