In Memoriam: Lives Lost While Imprisoned After Their Release Date in Illinois

IDHS-TDF RESIDENT DEATHS SINCE 1999

The people who run these programs pretend that they are for “treatment.” For at least 45 people who were sent to The Treatment and Detention Facility in Rushville Illinois it was a death sentence. The following names, placed here in memoriam, are a stark illustration of the false promise of therapeutic intent. These names remind us everyday of why we work to abolish pre-crime preventative detention systems.

NAMEDATE OF DEATHIDHS LOCATIONCAUSE OF DEATH
WILLIAM HILL2000SHERIDAN, ILAIDS
CICEL HOLIDAY2003JOLIET, ILCANCER
TAD PRATER2003JOLIET, ILUNKNOWN
TERRY HAYES2004JOLIET, ILUNKNOWN
HIWATHA HUDSON2006JOLIET, ILUNKNOWN
HAROLD PRICE2006JOLIET, ILUNKNOWN
JOE ERBE2006JOLIET, ILCANCER
GREG BASKIN2007RUSHVILLE, ILHEAT STROKE/HEART ATTACK-NURSE THREW COLD WATER ON HIM, SHE STILL WORKS AT RUSHVILLE, IL
PETE ZARLINGA2007RUSHVILLE, ILHEART ATTACK
DWAYNE FAHY2008RUSHVILLE, ILHEPATITIS C-DIED IN SEGREGATION
JERRY MADIGAN2008RUSHVILLE, ILPNEUMONIA-NO COAT/BLANKET-MID-WINTER
JOHN O’NEAL2009RUSHVILLE, ILUNKNOWN
RICHARD TURNER6/21/09RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
FRANCES QUIGEL1/09/10RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
JAMES HOUGH10/20/10RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
JAMES PURDY2/17/11RUSHVILLE, ILDIABETES-LAID ON THE FLOOR OF THE LIVING UNIT FOR 45 MINUTES, WAITING FOR A DOCTOR AND AMBULANCE
ERIC RUBY5/01/11RUSHVILLE, ILGAVE UP LIVING AFTER HIS WIFE PASSED AWAY-WILLED HIMSELF TO DEATH
STEVE ANTON3/26/12RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
JOSEPH FUELNER4/29/12RUSHVILLE, ILSEPTIC SHOCK
JOSHUA RANKIN (AGE 25)10/16/12RUSHVILLE, ILKILLED HIMSELF BY HANGING WHILE IN SEGREGATION
MORRIS MILLMAN3/30/13RUSHVILLE, ILHEART ATTACK
JOSEPH RIVERS4/10/13RUSHVILLE, ILAT RUSHVILLE, IL FOR 30 DAYS
LEON PACHEREK6/08/13RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
JAMES BROWN8/03/13RUSHVILLE, ILHEART ATTACK
LARRY JOHNSON3/04/14RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
RONALD ATWOOD3/11/14RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
JOSEPH REEVES4/10/14RUSHVILLE, ILUNKNOWN
JAMES HUSTON4/11/14RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER-HEART ATTACK
JERRY PALMER10/16/14RUSHVILLE, ILUNKNOWN
JOSEPH STACY4/07/15RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
RICHARD HANCOCK5/10/15RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER-HEART ATTACK
SONY WILLIAMS5/19/15RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
STEVEN EHRLICH6/07/15RUSHVILLE, ILDIABETES
GARLAND OVERTON6/10/15RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
W. BOSLEY7/06/15RUSHVILLE, ILKIDNEY FAILURE-NAURAL CAUSES (ELDERLY)
EARL DAVIS9/26/15RUSHVILLE, ILLEUKEMIA-SHORT OF BREATH
ROBERTO CAMPOS10/13/15RUSHVILLE, ILHEART ATTACK
HARRY CAIN12/27/15RUSHVILLE, ILHEART ATTACK
MICHAEL SULLIVAN1/10/16RUSHVILLE, ILHEART ATTACK
DAVID SONCEK1/22/16RUSHVILLE, ILMRSA-BONE DISEASE
CHARLES SMITH2/12/16RUSHVILLE, ILCOPD-HEART ATTACK
JAMES SMILEY RICE7/22/16RUSHVILLE, ILCANCER
TERRY TIEVAN8/02/16RUSHVILLE, ILSTROKE
TIMOTHY RICHARDSON8/06/16RUSHVILLE, ILBLOOD CLOTTED
DAN LOSTUTTER7/19/17RUSHVILLE, ILBLACK MOLD ON HIS MATTRESS
RANDY JAY SCHERTZ5/17/17RUSHVILLE, ILTWO UNDIAGNOISED BRAIN TUMORS-ON LIFE SUPPORT-FAMILY WITHDREW LIFE-SUSTAINING CARE
DAVID SAMELSONUNKNOWNON CONDITIONAL RELEASE (CR)UNKNOWN
RANDY WHITE2015ON CONDITIONAL RELEASE (CR)HEART ATTACK
MIKE SELF2015ON CONDITIONAL RELEASE (CR)CANCER
RICHARD RITZERT2015ON CONDITIONAL RELEASE (CR)UNKNOWN
CARLOS JOHNSON SR3/11/16ON CONDITIONAL RELEASE (CR)DIED HOME ALONE HAD TWO AMPUTATED LEGS AND ONE AMPUTATED ARM

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