In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]

The death of Cleveland woman Ralkina Jones inside a Cleveland Heights jail cell late last month marked the third such passing of a Black woman while in the custody of police. The Cleveland Heights Police Department released around 30 minutes of body cam video which showed Jones speaking to authorities about a variety of health concerns, […]

An Ottawa, Canada memorial for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who died in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was defaced with an “All Lives Matter” slogan just a day after it appeared, the Huffington Post reports. The tribute, made possible by Ottawa-based artists Allan Andre and Kalkidan Assefa, showed a colorful depiction of Bland […]

A mother of eight is the fifth Black woman to be found dead in a jail cell since mid-July. Mount Vernon, New York native Raynette Turner died in a Westchester County jail cell, according to Pix11. Turner, 43, was arrested for allegedly stealing crabs at a wholesale food store on Saturday. Police say the mother was going to be […]

After being found dead in her jail cell bed on Sunday, a 37-year-old Cleveland native identified as Ralkina Jones became the third Black woman to die in police custody in the past two weeks. Jones, who was arrested after allegedly attacking her ex-husband at his place of work, was charged with felonious assault, criminal mischief, domestic […]