jail deaths

Jail suicides are almost entirely preventable, and they’re far more common than you might think.
On the fourth anniversary of Sandra Bland's death, the feds are falling even further behind in releasing information about jail and prison deaths.
“What happened to Terrill Thomas was a form of torture," said an attorney for his family.
Michael Sabbie, a 35-year-old father of four, died in a privately run jail on the border of Texas and Arkansas in 2015.
Terrill Thomas died of "profound dehydration" in 2016 after guards cut off his water supply for a week.
Wayne Barnes allegedly required employees at an Oklahoma jail to get his permission before calling for medical help for inmates.
Michael Jefferson was found unresponsive in his cell. His mother says his face was "beyond recognition."
Let’s judge our own country by how we treat our prisoners.
Hampton Roads Regional Jail saw eight inmate deaths in less than a year and a half.
It's pretty much everybody's fault but his, Clarke says.
"American citizens are dying unnecessarily in his jail, and it would be nice if he could take some responsibility for it and address the problem."
Jennifer Meyers was one of the many victims of a system that incarcerates people because they can't pay fees or fines.