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  •  Good link. How does the rate compare to that of (1+ / 0-)
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    the general population? Keeping in mind that there is probably a lot of under-reporting in both cases, but more so in the prison population.

    open your mind or someone else will open it for you, but be careful you don't open it too much for you brain to fall out.

    by carlos the jackal on Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 10:33:42 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not sure, and the number is somewhat (1+ / 0-)
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      disputed.  I think the take-home point, however, is that prison is supposed to be a controlled environment (unlike the outside world), so the prison operators have a special responsibility towards the well-being of their incarcerated.  Even the conservative estimates are pretty bad for a group that's ostensibly under constant watch.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 10:40:44 AM PDT

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