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  •  Unfortunately, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (3+ / 0-)
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    site seems to be down right now. Here's a table of deaths in local jails, but the BJS is where I got the number of over three thousand deaths over three years of people in, and being taken into, police custody. This table may not include the killings of people as they're being taken into custody, or before. The table is hard to interpret. Does "local jail" include just police lockups, or just county jails, where people await trial and do short time?
    http://www.albany.edu/...

    Two hundred million Americans, and there ain't two good catchers among 'em. --Casey Stengel

    by LongTom on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 06:13:16 AM PDT

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