Mecklenburg jail faces ‘urgent crisis’ after four inmates die, advocates say

Mecklenburg jail faces ‘urgent crisis’ after four inmates die, advocates say

By Gavin Off, LaVendrick Smith And Ames Alexander
goff@charlotteobserver.com
lvsmith@charlotteobserver.com
aalexander@charlotteobserver.com

July 12, 2018 02:13 PM
Updated July 13, 2018 04:57 PM
After a Mecklenburg County Jail inmate died Thursday — the fourth to die in two months — prisoner advocates and families of the deceased are calling for reform.
Jerome Thompson, 52, jumped from the second floor of a general housing pod Wednesday around 10:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a news release. He suffered a fractured skull and was taken to a hospital for surgery, officials said….

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