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Mia Armstrong read the reports that say her beloved uncle Brian died of “sudden cardiac arrest” hours after he was released from jail. She knows he tested positive for COVID-19 when he died. But she also knows there was nothing sudden about her uncle’s health problems, or the way he couldn’t get the care he needed as he cycled through hospital and jail cells. Read more.
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Prison suicides have been rising, and experts worry that the coronavirus has made things worse. Prison visitations were cancelled. Many were locked in isolated detention for extended periods. There were 50 suicides in Texas prisons last year, and statistics suggest this year will be even worse. Read more.
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