Singer's Death Rx for Jail Reform

12/21/2008 12:05 PM PST
The death of R&B singer Sean Levert may open jail medicine cabinets far and wide.

Levert died in a Cleveland, Ohio jail after being forced to go cold turkey for six days. The jail refused to give him Xanax that had been prescribed for him. His death resulted in part from withdrawals from the med.

Now the Cuyahoga County jail where Leveret died is looking to change its policies and give inmates meds for valid prescriptions.