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The Thursday Slatest Newsletter

The Thursday Slatest Newsletter

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Feb. 25 2016 5:31 PM

The Thursday Slatest Newsletter

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Joyce Curnell's family plans to sue the company that provides medical services at the Charleston County, South Carolina jail.

Photoillustration bySlate. Photo by Ztranger/Thinkstock.

A lawsuit is imminent in the case of Joyce Curnell, a 50-year-old black woman who died in a South Carolina jail last summer after being arrested on a shoplifting-related warrant. Shockingly, Curnell was arrested at a hospital where she'd gone to be treated for gastroenteritis. In other news:

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