The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, October 15 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon

Shop

Resource ID: #26537
Subject: Jails
Source: San Diego CityBeat
Affiliation: 
Date: March 27, 2013; April 3, 2013; April 17, 2013; April 24, 2013; May 1, 2013; June 12, 2013; Oct. 16, 2013; Dec. 11, 2013

$0.00

Description

Between 2007 and 2012, 60 inmates died in San Diego County jail facilities, resulting in the county having the highest inmate mortality rate in California. It's a trend that's only gotten worse since a Bureau of Justice Statistics report showing that between 2000 and 2007, San Diego had the second highest death rate of California's large jail systems. Through an exhaustive review of documents, CityBeat uncovered death attributed to excessive force by deputies, poor supervision of mentally ill and drug dependent inmates and a department that doesn't adhere to its own policies when it comes to monitoring the most at-risk inmates. This has resulted in at least five lawsuits against the county. We followed up our initial series by tracking deaths in 2013, and found continued lapses in policy and continued poor oversight of vulnerable inmates.

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   info@ire.org   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram