Grand Jury Report on Jail Deaths Only a Snapshot of the Larger Picture
San Francisco Bay Area
12 Jun 2014 23:01 GMT
Following the release in May of the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury report on jail medical care and conditions, one juror reported he was "shocked" at the lax oversight and poor communication between jail staff and medical personnel that led to five deaths in the facility during the past 11 months. While the "normal" mortality rate is around 125 per 100,000 inmates, Santa Cruz County's rate was 10 times that number during that period.
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