5 Black Women Have Been Found Dead in Jail in the Last Month

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Officials found 44-year-old Raynetta Turner dead in a Mt. Vernon jail cell in New York State Monday morning, making her the fifth black woman to die in jail—that we know of—this month.

ABC news affiliate Channel 7 reports that Turner was arrested on a shoplifting charge Saturday and taken to a local hospital after notifying officials of various health issues. She was returned to her cell Sunday and fingerprinted at 2am Monday. She was found unresponsive in her cell at 2pm that day. Turner’s death is under investigation.

“All I know is my wife is dead and no one is saying anything,” said Herman Turner, Raynetta’s husband.

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