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Mon May 17, 2021, 07:22 PM

Mother Died in Madison County Jail After Pot Arrest, Family Sues for Negligence

Lanekia Brown died just before Christmas 2018 in the Madison County Jail where she was held because she could not make a million-dollar bond for trafficking 103 pounds of marijuana. She complained of pain, which autopsy later determined was due to an ectopic pregnancy, but the medical personnel merely put her in a holding cell where she died, the lawsuit filed by her mother Margaret Johnson on Friday, May 14, alleges.

"The Correctional Health services that (the jail) contracted denied Ms. Brown's civil rights by ignoring her pleas for help," attorney Derek Sells of Cochran Firm, a counsel for the plaintiff, told the Jackson Free Press on Monday, May 17, referring to Quality Correctional Health Inc. "She presented a medical emergency, (but) both the Madison County detention facility employees, as well as the correctional services medical providers ignored her pleas for help and did not give her medical attention that she was required to receive. In that way, they violated her civil and constitutional rights."

Brown, who had two children, entered the custody of the Madison County Detention Center on Nov. 26, 2018, after her arrest for trafficking in marijuana and complained at least four times of pain. The Jackson Free Press obtained Brown's death certificate, which Madison County Deputy Coroner Joel Shows signed March 26, 2019. It states that Brown died of abdominal hemorrhage due to ectopic pregnancy, where the fertilized ovum implants and grows outside of the woman's womb. Mayo Clinic explains that it often occurs in the fallopian tube, and the growing zygote can cause life-threatening bleeding if untreated.

Sells accused those who run Madison County Detention Center of being in the practice of ignoring "serious medical conditions of inmates and just leaving them to die.

Read more: https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2021/may/17/mother-died-madison-county-jail-after-pot-arrest-f/

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Mon May 17, 2021, 07:30 PM

1. If they're going to confine people, they need to be held responsible for those people.

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Mon May 17, 2021, 07:43 PM

2. $1 million bond!

How the hell was this woman with 2 kids considered a flight risk worthy of a $1 million bond? The Capitol riot suspect accused of stealing Nancy Pelosi's lectern was released on a $25,000 bond. Sometimes it's damned hard to distinguish America 2021 from America 1821.

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