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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.

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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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