A Death Sentence for Disorderly Conduct

The story of Shali Tilson, a 22-year-old who died from dehydration at a jail in Georgia.

It took a little more than a week after his arrest for twenty-two-year-old Shali Tilson to be pronounced dead at the Rockdale County Jail in Conyers, Georgia, about a thirty-minute drive east of Atlanta. The cause of death: dehydration. “Shali didn’t break any laws. He didn’t hurt anyone. He didn’t steal anything,” says Tynesha, his […]

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