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U-T Watchdog Investigation: Dying Behind Bars | Kelly Davis, Jeff McDonald San Diego News Fix

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In San Diego County jails, more than 130 people have died in the past ten years. That’s an average higher than one inmate per month, every month, since 2009 --- which is the year that Sheriff Bill Gore took office. The circumstances vary: suicide, heart disease, complications from diabetes and murder -- but collectively, they bring into question how the county is safeguarding those who are wards of the state.

Story will be live Friday morning at uniontrib.com/jaildeaths

In San Diego County jails, more than 130 people have died in the past ten years. That’s an average higher than one inmate per month, every month, since 2009 --- which is the year that Sheriff Bill Gore took office. The circumstances vary: suicide, heart disease, complications from diabetes and murder -- but collectively, they bring into question how the county is safeguarding those who are wards of the state.

Story will be live Friday morning at uniontrib.com/jaildeaths

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