Woman dies in Union County Jail

By NEMS Daily Journal

A 19-year-old woman collapsed and died Thursday morning in the Union County jail.
Janice Nichols of Guntown was in the shower area when she collapsed. She was taken to Baptist Memorial-Hospital in New Albany where she was pronounced dead around 10:30 a.m. by Union County Coroner Mark Golding.
Nichols was being held on charges of child endangerment and was scheduled to have a mental evaluation to see if she was competent to stand trial.
Golding said Nichols’ body is being sent to Jackson for an autopsy.
The death is being investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Union County Medical Examiner’s Office.