“Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails before their day in court” A ⁦⁩ investigation
Wow, a big Reuters investigation puts a number on the disgusting amount of jail deaths in the U.S. and confirms that jail deaths have risen significantly over the last decade
NEW: At least 7,571 people died while detained in the nation's top jails from 2008 to 2019, an unprecedented examination by found. Two-thirds of them, nearly 5,000 people, hadn't been convicted of the charges on which they were being held
Because the government won’t release jail-by-jail death data, compiled its own. Read what we found: And explore the data for yourself:
Incredible reporting from Reuters. “At least two-thirds of the dead inmates identified by Reuters, 4,998 people, were never convicted of the charges on which they were being held.”
In the last decade, a staggering 7,571 people have died in US jails. It's a national emergency to which no one, including the government, pays much attention. Reuters undertook its own investigation.
The US government collects data on jail deaths, but won’t let anyone see it. So built the largest database on deaths outside the federal govt. Part 1 in our investigative series with , , [email protected]
The first in a series: Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails without getting their day in court
U.S. jails are becoming deadlier. The death rate increased by about 35% over the past decade, and most of those who perished in custody had not been convicted and died before ever getting their day in court, a investigation found.
Finally got around to reading this Reuters project on jail deaths, and it is very well done
Impressive and very disturbing investigation of the negligent (and often willful) deaths in American prisons -- of people incarcerated and awaiting trial. This is not the hallmark of a civilized society. We can do better. NB
Astounding investigation and true public service by colleagues & -- Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails before their day in court via
Congressional leaders are calling on the Department of Justice to strengthen its tracking of deaths in local jails following report via & Read more on the hidden crisis in America’s jails
People die in jail all the time. Even people who haven't been convicted of a crime, like Weinstein. Who speaks for them? Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails before their day in court via
MUST READ: Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails before their day in court via