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Mom files lawsuit over inmate’s death

James Willett died two years ago at SCI Cresson

March 18, 2014
By Phil Ray ( , The Altoona Mirror

JOHNSTOWN - The mother of an inmate at the now-closed State Correctional Institution at Cresson is contending her son committed suicide two years ago because of the poor mental health treatment he received, alleging authorities at the institution showed "deliberate indifference" to his condition, ignored warning signs and denied him proper care.

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