Family of Lyvita Gomes Files Civil Suit Against Prison Officials

June 2012
News India Times;06/22/2012, Vol. 43 Issue 25, p15
The article informs that the family of Lyvita Gomes is suing the sheriff and jail authorities of Lake County Jail in Illinois over their irresponsibility to not provide the needed medical care to Lyvita Gomes, a woman who died in jail due to lack of food and water. It mentions that Gomes was held in jail for missing a court appearance where she kept herself on hunger strike. It further reveals the allegations of the family towards jail officials.


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