Supervision Lapse Allows 51 NC Jail Inmates to Die

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Fifty-one inmates died in North Carolina’s county jails in the past five years after being left unsupervised for longer than state regulations allow, the Raleigh News & Observer reports in the first of a five-part series. Jailers failed to make timely checks, left in place sheets or towels that allowed suicide attempts, or didn’t fix broken cameras or intercoms that helped them keep in . . .

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