By: David Ferguson
A Cleveland woman who died in police custody pleaded with jail officials to properly administer her prescription medications in the hours before her death.
“I don’t want to die in your cell,” she told officers in video released Tuesday.
The New York Daily News said that 37-year-old Ralkina Jones made her medical needs very clear to her captors, but they disregarded her needs — which appears to have resulted in her death.
According to Cleveland.com, Jones was arrested on July 24 after a fight with her husband. She was held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on charges of assault, domestic violence and child endangerment.
When she was booked into jail, Jones explained that she takes the generic version of the sedative Xanax, the ADHD medicine Adderall and the anti-epilepsy drug Gabapentin.
In a discussion with jail officials hours before her death, Jones explained that she needed her medication to be properly administered. She was diagnosed with the heart disorder orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, migraines and was receiving treatment for concussions. Click here for full article
Source: Raw News