Case Study

"I’m Not Faking!": Abandoned to Death in a Prison Cell [Forthcoming]

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Sarah Lee Circle Bear was a 25-year old Native American mother who died while in custody at the Brown County Jail in Aberdeen, South Dakota. On July 3rd, Circle Bear was held under arrest in Roberts County Jail, and later taken into custody at Brown County Jail. Throughout the days of her arrest, Circle Bear demonstrated signs of detrimental physical health as she continued to be moved to other jail cells. On July 5th, she was found unresponsive in her jail cell at Brown County Jail.

 

 

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