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Former Milwaukee jail leader sentenced in dehydration death

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 21:46:46-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee jail commander accused of lying during the investigation of the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate has been sentenced to what will likely be house arrest.

The Journal Sentinel reports that former Sheriff’s Maj. Nancy Lee Evans was told Friday she will have three weeks to report to the House of Corrections, where she is expected to be fitted with an electronic tracking bracelet.

The 49-year-old Evans pleaded no contest to felony misconduct in office in the April 2016 dehydration death of 38-year-old Terrill Thomas. A complaint accused her of repeatedly lying to law enforcement officers.

Evans was one of three jail employees charged in Thomas’ death. Kashka Meadors was sentenced to 60 days in the House of Corrections and James Ramsey-Guy was sentenced to 30 days.