Mother of missing SC kid in solitary for jail spat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of a South Carolina toddler missing since late last year is in solitary confinement after a confrontation with a jailhouse nurse.

The attorney for Zinah Jennings says she pushed and shoved a nurse over medication. Jennings is spending 90 days in solitary.

Attorney Hemphill Pride II says Zinah Jennings is taking an antipsychotic drug that could endanger her child due in August. Pride is asking that Jennings be taken off the drug Risperdal.

Jennings has been jailed since December as police have investigated the disappearance of her son, 23-month-old Amir. Jennings was charged with unlawful conduct towards a child after authorities say she told them several inconsistent and false stories about who is caring for him.

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