Native American activist found dead in jail just one day after Sandra Bland


A 53-year-old Native American man was found dead in a Mississippi jail cell earlier this month.

Authorities at the Neshoba County Jail reported seeing Rexdale Henry alive at 9:30am, but he was dead just after 10am, according to local ABC affiliate WTOK.

Henry was reportedly found with two broken ribs, his friends and family said in a statement sent to Fusion.

There aren’t many more details surrounding Henry’s death; the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case. But the few details that are public are eerily similar to the case surrounding Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell after she was arrested for a traffic violation.

Henry was a Choctaw activist who was considered a medicine man in his community of Bogue Chitto. He was reportedly arrested for failure to pay an old fine.

Henry was found dead on the 14th. Bland was…

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