University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Gay v. State of Illinois"
Date Oct 28, 2018
Author MacArthur Justice Center
External Link https://www.macarthurjustice.org/case/gay-v-state-of-illinois/
Abstract While held in solitary by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for nearly two decades, Anthony Gay’s severe mental illness worsened, and the extreme isolation without any significant treatment of his mental illness triggered horrific self-mutilation and a lengthy prison stay that amounted to torture. The state’s treatment of Anthony not only compounded his torture, but prolonged it and caused him to take erratic and irrational actions, which included cutting himself hundreds of times and lashing out at guards. Rather than provide obviously needed psychiatric care, the state pursued criminal charges against him, which extended his prison sentence for years, worsened his condition and violated his constitutional rights.
Source MacArthur Justice Center


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case Gay v. Baldwin (PC-IL-0045)

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