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  • 'They just treated her like trash'

    Victoria Short, wife of Charles Short, was a heroin addict who hanged herself with a bedsheet after being taken off suicide watch and placed in a cell by herself in the Davie County jail. She died in the hospital several days later after being removed from life support.

Victoria Short, wife of Charles Short, was a heroin addict who hanged herself with a bedsheet after being taken off suicide watch and placed in a cell by herself in the Davie County jail. She died in the hospital several days later after being removed from life support. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Victoria Short, wife of Charles Short, was a heroin addict who hanged herself with a bedsheet after being taken off suicide watch and placed in a cell by herself in the Davie County jail. She died in the hospital several days later after being removed from life support. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

They got sick or hurt in jail, but died elsewhere. So in many cases, their deaths were ignored.

August 08, 2017 8:00 AM