Family of Shelby County jail detainee files wrongful death lawsuit

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 22, 2021 5:15 PM CT

The family of a man who was a detainee last year at the Shelby County Jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging health officials at the jail did not do enough to help the victim, which led to his death at the hospital. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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