Wrongful death lawsuit filed against six employees of Northern Neck Regional Jail

by Madison White Franks

WARSAW—A 32-year-old mother of two was found unresponsive in her jail cell after suffering a stroke last March, and allegedly more than 11 hours elapsed before she was transported and admitted to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.

The next day, March 5, 2016, Jaimee Kirkwood Reese was declared brain-dead and later died after being transported to another hospital, Riverside Regional in Newport News.

A $46 million wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday, March 1, 2017, by Dorothy Ann Thompson, administrator of the estate of Reese, against five correctional officers and a nurse employee of the Northern Neck Regional Jail, claims her death was a result of the jail staff failing to administer medications for her heart condition.


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