State Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) holds a press conference to announce legislation to reform Ohio's jail system.
The proposal highlights Sean's Law, a bill to require that Ohio jails have protocols in place when they admit inmates who are at risk of withdrawal from drugs, alcohol and/or prescription benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium. The bill is named after R&B singer Sean Levert, who died in Cuyahoga County Jail in 2008 from complications caused by being denied his prescribed medication, Xanax.
Senator Nickie J. Antonio
Members of Sean Levert's family
February 4, 2020