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News stories tagged with "inmate-death"

NYC jail boss details heating problems after death

NEW YORK (AP) The head of New York City's jail system says that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.

Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee Thursday that a gauge on the lower-level tier didn't register the high temperature on the upper level.  Go to full article

Prisoner Death at Ray Brook Under Investigation

Officials at the federal prison in Ray Brook are investigating the death of an inmate that occurred on Monday morning. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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