Posts Tagged ‘jail’

Sheridan County agrees to settlement in jail suicides

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Published Friday May 7, 2010
BY TIMBERLY ROSS (The Associated Press)
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

OMAHA – Sheridan County has agreed to pay $100,000 to a grieving mother and improve suicide-prevention policies at its jail as part of a settlement over deaths there, an attorney in the case announced Thursday. (more…)

Law for whites vs. law for Indians

Sunday, August 8th, 1999

Published Sunday August 8, 1999
BY JOE DUGGAN
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — For years after returning to the rolling hills of his Lakota homeland, John Means battled a darkness worse than Vietnam.

Sometimes without warning, he would sink into horrible depressions. The doctors called it post traumatic stress disorder. When it happened, the Purple Heart recipient often sought solace from an aluminum can or a green bottle, and just as often he would sink even deeper into the darkness.

But somehow, John Means would always re-emerge. Time after time, he fought setback after setback, and he rebuilt part of his life. (more…)