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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nikie Johnson, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship....
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This article and others forthcoming on this topic are being produced as part of a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Other stories in this series includ
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 
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Two reporters set out to answer a question: Was the horrific death of a mentally ill inmate in a California jail an anomaly or evidence of systemic deficiencies that could lead to more deaths?
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There have been more than two dozen San Diego County jail suicides between 2010 and 2015, well above average. The suicides highlight a national problem: the increasing number of mentally ill people landing in jails.
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A recent report by a federal agency found that prison workers who live in the community are suffering from valley fever in large numbers. In their case, the prisons themselves cannot easily be blamed.

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Fatal errors and lack of adequate medical care in immigration detention centers bring suffering to detainees and their families.

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As many as 1 in 4 of those detained have chronic medical conditions. Medical neglect can lead to deteriorated health and, in Fernando Dominguez Valdivia's case, death.

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Errores mortales y falta de atención médica adecuada en los centros de detención para inmigrantes, son una realidad que cada vez derraman más lágrimas entre reclusos y familiares.

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En esta primera entrega Annabelle Sedano, muestra de primera mano los testimonios de reclusos y familiares que viven una realidad distinta a la que se suspone deben afrontar y que ponen en riesgo la salud de los internos.

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