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Resource ID: #18767
Subject: Prisons
Source: Journal (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
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Date: Dec. 16, 2001

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An investigation by the Poughkeepsie Journal revealed that 32 percent of suicides by inmates occured while they were housed in "The Box". But only 4.4 percent of inmates are housed there. Many "Box" inmates had "lenghty histories of mental illness; prison officials were routinely faulted for providing inadequate care prior to deaths."

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