Brickbat: Sick


Kelly Coltrain in jail cell
Mineral County Sheriff

When Kelly Coltrain was booked into the Mineral County, Nevada, jail for traffic tickets, she told staff she was on drugs and prone to seizures when she was in withdrawal. And when she became ill, she asked jailers to take her to the hospital. Instead, they gave her a mop and ordered her to clean up her vomit. Less, than an hour later, she died in her cell. Her family has sued the sheriff's office.