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Resource ID: #12198
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Asbury Park Press (Neptune, N.J.)
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Date: Feb. 5-8

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The Asbury Park Press reports that "Hundreds of people, some charged with only minor offenses, wind up dead in jail cells and lockups across the country each year. The actual toll is unknown because no one, including the federal government, bothers keeping track.... What authorities do know is that the majority of these cell deaths outside the formal prison systems are reported as suicides..."

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