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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
The Milwaukee County Jail has long been under court supervision amid inadequate healthcare of inmates. Image: REUTERS/Eileen Meslar
JESSICA STROOP, FORMER U.S. BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS RESEARCHER
Jennifer Casey Norred took her life in jail. Image: REUTERS/Leon County Sheriff’s Handout/Family Handout
Brittany Rae Schlarb Image: REUTERS/Schlarb Family Handout
BRITTANY RAE SCHLARB’S MOTHER, DEBORAH
Drug and alcohol deaths are on the rise for female inmates. Image: Reuters Survey of Jails
More women are filling America's prisons. Image: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics

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