Attorney for family of man who died in Racine County Jail calls for feds to investigate | Local News

RACINE — Friends and family on Friday night held a vigil for Malcolm James, who passed away Tuesday while in custody at the Racine County Prison, with prayer, memories and a message requiring justice.

Kelly Scroggins-Powell, co-founder of Racine Women for Racial Justice, led the vigil in prayer.

“We thank you God, now that we believe that his soul is at rest, oh God, and that peace is his, and we ask you to wrap your loving arms around this family, around his friends, oh God, and even around this community,” Scroggins-Powell hoped.

James’ mom shared memories of her child.

When, she remembered, James wore a tracksuit, held a dive rope in hand and informed her she required to work on her physical fitness after a health scare.

“He brought me some fitness stuff over there that I got to utilize now; I got to stand up,” she stated. “I’m going to miss my baby.”

With more demonstrations prepared for Sunday following the death of James — and the death of Ronquale Ditello-Scott Jr. in the prison on Might 29 — the Racine County Constable’s Workplace asked for “the public’s patience and commitment to peace” while they work to reveal “all of the accurate facts surrounding these in-custody deaths” in a Friday press release.

While there were no more updates from authorities relating to James’ death, the release likewise worked to resolve reports of a 3rd death through a declaration from the Racine County Medical Inspector Michael Payne.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.