Woman, 78, suffers in jail for no reason


I’m not going to tell you the name of the person involved in this story because she’s already suffered enough.

A local 78-year-old woman many of you would readily recognize spent four nights incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center earlier this month, where she was forced to sleep on a concrete floor in a freezing cell without the medication she needed.

No, I’m not making this up.

In that cell were seven and sometimes eight other women, three of them pregnant and, in her words, all “druggies.”