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Opinion
Editorial: Indian Country jails a national disgrace


"A new report says jails on our Indian reservations are in deplorable shape and deplorably run, short-staffed and with lax procedures.

The problems lead to escapes and deaths.

"A national disgrace," said the report by Inspector General Earl Devaney of the U.S. Interior Department, more like those in the Third World.

More trouble in Indian Country, more references to the Third World. This is hardly new.

And the cause of the problems isn't new, either."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Indian jails a mess (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/3)

Inspector General Final Jail Report:
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Inspector General Interim Jail Report:
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Department of Justice Jail Reports:
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