WMBD reported on the ACLU of Illinois’ suit against Bureau Country for failing to provide Arick Buckles his HIV medication while he was in jail. Buckles said he repeatedly asked jail personnel for his medication during his one week stay at the Bureau Country Jail, and suffered from multiple health issues as a result of not taking his medication.
"Basically by my being denied those essential medications to live, I felt as though that was a death sentence. And I honestly felt like I was going to die," he said.
"[Sheriff Thompson's] practices were wrong. I would absolutely love for Sheriff Thompson and his staff to get the adequate training, so that they--so that no one else might experience such harsh treatment and neglect," he said.