Death of Choctaw Activist in Custody Prompts Private Autopsy and Major Questions

August 4, 2015 | by Elias Leight | Fader

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One day after the high profile death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell, activist Rexdale Henry of the Choctaw tribe was found dead in Neshoba County Jail in Mississippi. Henry’s family and activist community is working to expose the prevalence of people of color, including Black Americans and Native Americans, dying while in custody after being arrested for minor charges.

One day after the high profile death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell, activist Rexdale Henry of the Choctaw tribe was found dead in Neshoba County Jail in Mississippi. Henry’s family and activist community is working to expose the prevalence of people of color, including Black Americans and Native Americans, dying while in custody after being arrested for minor charges. Read the article, which cites NCCD’s research, here.

Read the cited NCCD report on the overrepresentation of Native American youth in the juvenile justice system.