Woman sues Monroe Co. prison over son's death

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Published: Jul 04 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2013 06:43:24 PM EDT

A woman is suing Monroe County over the suicide of her son while in prison.

Debra Alexander is suing over the death of her adopted son Scott.

The lawsuit says Scott hung himself with bed sheets in his cell at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in July of 2011.

Alexander says the prison's treatment of Scott led to his death.

Alexander says officials removed Scott from suicide watch two months before his death after he pretended to take his medication.

She also says a request for a psychiatric examination was denied.