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Reporting on conditions inside our nations county jails

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The rapid expansion of the prison and jail population in the USA over the past four decades may have contributed to increased deaths from drug use disorders.

Suicide, long the leading cause of death in U.S. jails, hit a high of 50 deaths for every 100,000 inmates in 2014, the latest year for which the government has released data.

The number of Americans dying while incarcerated has surged while the US prison population has increased by 500% over the last 40 years

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We examine the conditions inside our nations county jails. By providing reports, information, and data to those on the outside we hope to effect change.