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Dying inside: The hidden crisis in America's jails

Institutions can find themselves ill-equipped to deal with a rising female prison population. Image: Unsplash/Larry Farr

Peter Eisler
National Affairs Correspondent , Reuters
Linda So
Reporter, Reuters
Grant Smith
Data Reporter, Reuters
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Shade Swayzer gave birth behind bars. Image: REUTERS/Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Handout
A gloomy shot of the The Milwaukee County Jail
The Milwaukee County Jail has long been under court supervision amid inadequate healthcare of inmates. Image: REUTERS/Eileen Meslar
Left: Jennifer Casey Norred pictured on prision security camera receiving medical attention. Right: Jennifer pictured smiling with her dog in a family setting.
Jennifer Casey Norred took her life in jail. Image: REUTERS/Leon County Sheriff’s Handout/Family Handout
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Brittany Rae Schlarb Image: REUTERS/Schlarb Family Handout
A bar graph showing the rising rates of Drug and alcohol deaths among female inmates.
Drug and alcohol deaths are on the rise for female inmates. Image: Reuters Survey of Jails
A bar chart showing how America's female prison population has grown
More women are filling America's prisons. Image: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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