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  • Dying in Custody

    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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    The Kalamazoo Gazette examines the high incidence of suicides among teenagers; the series found that most suicides were by young white males and came from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Six youths between the ages of 14 and 19 committed suicide within a 23 - month period, Nov. 13, 1994.
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    Philadelphia Inquirer details how military investigators, under intense pressure to clear up cases quickly, rule the majority of deaths are suicides, even going so far as to cover up evidence of foul play, Dec. 19 - 22, 1993.
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    American Health reports on the rise in teenage suicides and the efforts to recognize and save the teens at risk; some experts see the rise as a symptom of the nation's moral and religious decay or the breakdown of the family, while others blame the ease with which young people obtain access to alcohol, drugs and guns, October 1991.
  • Charter Hospital

    KCRA-TV (Sacramento) investigation finds patient neglect led to two patient suicides at Charter Psychiatric Hospital; employee fired for not participating in cover-up, patient files lost, Dec. 19 - 20, 1990.
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    Times-Advocate (Escondido, Calif.) shows at what price the San Diego branch of the U.S. Postal Service became the fastest mail carriers in the nation--five employee suicides in one year and a man who killed his wife and two fellow workers before killing himself, Oct. 20 - 31, 1989.
  • Alaska Bush, A People in Peril

    Anchorage Daily News runs 10 - day series that explores the cultural devastation of the Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska, a devastation shown in pary by suicides, homicides, accidents, domestic violence, fetal alcohol syndrome, sexual abuse and alcoholism, Jan. 10 - 19, 1988.
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    Statesman-Journal (Salem, Ore.) documents widespread problems at the Oregon State Hospital for the mentally ill; finds overcrowding, understaffing, and high rates of suicides and violent acts; also finds follow-up care is virtually non-existent, Aug. 14 - 17, 1988.
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    Philadelphia Magazine publishes in-depth article on the circumstances surrounding three teenage suicides in a quiet suburban community, October 1984.
  • One Week of U.S. Gun Deaths

    Time magazine provides the pictures and stories of the 464 people killed by guns in one week in the United States; 28-page expose shows the poor, the young, the abandoned, the ill and the elderly were the most frequent victims; finds suicides accounted for 216 of the deaths.