Kelly Coltrain, a twenty-seven year old woman, was incarcerated in a Nevada county jail because she did not pay her traffic tickets on time. Feeling unwell, she asked to go to the hospital. As her condition worsened instead of being allowed treatment she was handed a mop and instructed to clean up her own vomit. She died less than an hour later. Even after a deputy noticed she was unresponsive no medical personnel were brought to the scene, and she lay dead in her cell for hours.
For more on this tragic, avoidable incident please see: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/02/texas-woman-died-denied-treatment-jail/1182381002/
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