Mississippi Woman Wrongly Jailed For 96 Days Can Sue County

Oct 24, 2017

   Wochit Headline News
Reuters has reported that a Mississippi woman who sat in a county jail for 96 days without being offered bail or a lawyer, on suspicion of a drug crime she swore she never committed, may pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the county and its sheriff. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Jessica Jauch was denied “basic procedural due process” by Choctaw County and Sheriff Cloyd Halford in being held so long, ostensibly because the court was not in session.