One day after Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell, noted Native activist Rexdale Henry was found dead, two states away, while locked up for a similar crime.
Henry, 53, was found dead on July 14 inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He was being held after being arrested over failure to pay a minor traffic citation.
Henry, a member of the Choctaw tribe who was a candidate for the Choctaw Tribal Council from Bouge Chitto, was known in the community as a prominent advocate for criminal justice and Native issues. Officials have not yet made public the results of a state autopsy that might indicate the cause of his death. After funeral services on July 19, his body was flown to Florida for a private autopsy that was paid for by anonymous donors. The results of this autopsy will likely be made public when they are available.
(H/t Counter Current News)