Mother wins settlement with City of Jackson for son’s death in jail

Jamaal Mallard was found dead in his jail cell in 2015

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The mother of a Jackson man found dead inside a jail cell has reached a settlement with the City.

Jamaal Mallard was picked up by police in October, 2015 for petty larceny.

Jamaal Mallard was found dead in his Jackson jail cell a few hours after his arrest. (SOURCE: JPD)
Jamaal Mallard was found dead in his Jackson jail cell a few hours after his arrest. (SOURCE: JPD)

A few hours after his arrest he was found dead. Police said there were no signs of trauma to his body and no complaints of pain.

Attorneys for Nanette Mallard will hold a news conference Thursday to give details of the six figure settlement.

Nanette Mallard wins settlement for son's death in Jackson jail. (SOURCE: WLBT)
Nanette Mallard wins settlement for son's death in Jackson jail. (SOURCE: WLBT)

Her attorneys say there will also be systematic changes as a result of her federal lawsuit.

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