Category: Died In Custody

South Carolina Woman Died in Jail from Dehydration After Arrest At Hospital for Unpaid Fines

South Carolina Woman Died in Jail from Dehydration After Arrest At Hospital for Unpaid Fines

A South Carolina woman convicted of stealing $20 worth of beer and candy bars from a convenience store was "deprived of water" and died in jail last summer due to profuse vomiting after checking into a hospital where she was then hauled off to jail over unpaid fines related to that 2011 ...
Los Angeles to Pay $2.5 Million Settlement to Children of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in LAPD Custody

Los Angeles to Pay $2.5 Million Settlement to Children of Mentally Ill Woman Killed in LAPD Custody

Battling drug addiction and mental illness, Alesia Thomas dropped her two children off at a Los Angeles police station in July 2012, telling them to walk inside and ask for help because she was no longer able to support them. The two children, ages 12 and 3, wandered into the building ...
Virginia Deputies Tell Woman “We Are Your Friends” Before Killing Her on Video

Virginia Deputies Tell Woman “We Are Your Friends” Before Killing Her on Video

Natasha McKenna died naked. And handcuffed. And leg-shackled with a piece of plastic over her face preventing her from seeing, spitting and breathing. She was tased four times while restrained in a restraint chair by a team of Virginia deputies and corrections officers, five of them d ...
California Grandmother Mysteriously Dies in Jail, Family Devastated and Seeking Answers

California Grandmother Mysteriously Dies in Jail, Family Devastated and Seeking Answers

The family of a California grandmother who suffered from schizophrenia and mysteriously died in jail last week are receiving no answers from police when Celestine Allen, 50, was found unresponsive and alone in her jail cell last Tuesday. The woman’s daughter believes it is so that the ...