Black Man Jailed For Months Over $5 Theft Found Dead In Cell

“He never did anything serious, never harmed anybody.”
Jamycheal Mitchell
Jamycheal Mitchell

A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.

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