Another death in the Montgomery County Jail

It’s only the fourth month of 2023 and we have now had 5 deaths. I broke the story on each of the first 2, Aaron Dixon on Jan 13, Steven Darnell Blackshear on Jan 29, then the Dayton Daily news told us about numbers 3 and 4: Amber Goonan on Feb. 24, and Isaiah Trammell on Mar. 16.

The pattern remains the same- jailed, and about 3 days later- an overdose. The same happened to number 5.

This morning, just before shift change at 8, another inmate booked a few days ago, died of an OD. The Dayton Police charges that got her a death sentence:

  • THEFT MISDEMEANOR <$1000
  • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY ( Bond: 25000 SURETY OR TEN PERCENT )
  • FAIL TO APPEAR ( Bond: 2000 CASH OR SURETY )
  • OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS ( Bond: 25000 SURETY OR TEN PERCENT )

C.A.K. was hardly an upstanding citizen with lots of legal troubles, that most likely corresponded with her addiction. At some point, we need to realize that drug addicts need to be in a medical facility, not a jail, and treated for their mental illnesses.

While the Sheriff keeps claiming drugs are being smuggled into the jail, he hasn’t said who is doing the smuggling. At this point, I don’t believe it’s inmates- but is someone working in the jail. You don’t have 5 in a row in less than 4 months, where they all get hold of something that toxic, a few days after entering the jail.

Either way, it’s not OK for people awaiting trial to get a death sentence without ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. The Montgomery County Jail is a public health hazard and needs changes.

There are also issues of lice, bedbugs and a rat the size of a cat according to scuttlebutt, but, I think that’s just people talking smack about yesterday’s star inmate.

RIP C.A.K, age 44. Hopefully, your death won’t be in vain.

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