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Resource ID: #19970
Subject: Prisons
Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Date: Dec. 24

Description

Lloyd reports that "small county jails, with antiquated and understaffed facilities, are packing in inmates like never before." Suicide is becoming a leading cause of death in rural county jails. The story focuses mostly on problems in Costilla County, the poorest county in Colorado, as well as counties in Kentucky and Virginia.

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