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January 10, 2014
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Inmate deaths not a cause for concern I read in the paper on Dec. 19 an article expressing concern because 33 Nevada prison inmates have died so far this year. I would suggest this number should not be considered problematic. There are over 14,000 inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections, the size of a small town, with “residents” of all ages. A certain number of deaths can be expected from a population of this size. Other things unique to prisons add to the total. There are inmates suffering from self-destructive mental disorders that are frequently the cause of their …

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