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Oklahoma Corrections Department sued over inmate's suicide


September 21, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is being sued for not doing enough to prevent a 25-year-old murder convict from hanging herself in her cell in 2016.

Amber Hilberling's estate filed the lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court in July, alleging the department did not take "any reasonable steps to prevent or address the conditions" that led to Hilberling's suicide at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud.

The lawsuit alleges inadequate supervision, medical care and segregation procedures, The Tulsa World reported . The estate is seeking more than $75,0...

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