Inmates in one of the pods in the new jail, which was built recently in Moore County. Moore County had two deaths in 2007 which records indicate observation protocols weren't followed. Both were hangings; one led to a lawsuit and an out of court settlement. It involved a 17-year-old. But since the move into the new jail in 2012, the county hasn't had a death.
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A News & Observer investigation: Jailed to Death
More than 150 inmates have died in North Carolina's county jails in the past five years, many of them suicides and a third of them after poor supervision by jailers. A News & Observer investigation uncovers deaths that were ignored and examines the impact of an influx of mentally-ill and drug-addicted inmates who could have been treated elsewhere.
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