Tag: Ralkina Jones

Another Black Woman Dies in a Texas Jail Cell

By Sheryl Estrada Symone Marshall and her 3-year-old daughter. UPDATE May 23: Police in Huntsville, Texas, over the weekend said preliminary autopsy reports indicate Marshall’s place of death wasHuntsville Memorial Hospital, where she was taken after being found unresponsive in her cell. After a serious automobile accident on April 26…

State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Fired

Former State Trooper Brian Encinia, who pulled Sandra Bland over last summer, has officially been fired. Related Story: 3 of 4 Dead in Jail Never Convicted of a Crime Encinia pulled over Bland, 28, in a routine traffic stop on July 10, 2015, when she failed to signal a lane…

16-Year-Old Black Girl Found Dead in Juvenile Detention Center

On Jan. 10, Gynnya McMillen was taken to Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The 16-year-old spent 14 hours alone in a holding cell that night and never woke up the next morning. Officials have not been forthcoming with information about the young girl’s death. Related Story: 3…