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BREAKDOWN THE PRISON SUICIDE CRISIS

Guards, inmates a volatile dynamic

Bertell Porcher's son, Hakeem Obba, died at MCI-Cedar Junction. Bertell Porcher's son, Hakeem Obba, died at MCI-Cedar Junction. (JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)
December 11, 2007

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A Spotlight Team investigation into a recent surge in prison suicides and suicide attempts found other cases in which correction officers, with scant training in how to handle the burgeoning number of mentally ill in prison, brutalized, mistreated, or neglected inmates. (Full article: 4539 words)

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