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Resource ID: #22566
Subject: Juvenile Justice System
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, Ark.)
Date: 2005-06-15



The author investigated the death of LaKeisha Brown in the custody of Alexander Youth Services Center. The girl's repeated requests for help over a period of days were brushed off by nurses at the juvenile lockup, and they were by the facility supervisors. The only medical attention she received the day of her death was some Advil and a puff of her inhaler. The medical examiner found that Keisha had died a slow death from blood clots in her lungs that had been there for a minimum of two days and up to two weeks.

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