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Washington County Detention Center responds to high number of inmate deaths

December 7th, 2013 9:33 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Washington County Detention Center responds to high number of inmate deaths

Taking a look at the number of inmate deaths at the Washington County Detention Center during the last decade, it’s apparent 2013 has not been a typical year for the jail.

In fact, jail records said, the five inmate deaths that took place there this year are more than the facility had from 2000 to 2011 combined.

District Attorney General Tony Clark is calling the high number of deaths this year “a tragic coincidence.” Whether you agree with that statement or not, the statistic can certainly be considered an anomaly.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.


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