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Book cover: "Death in Custody: How America Ignores the Truth and What we Can Do about it." By Roger A Mitchell Jr MD and Jay D Aronson, PHD. The book cover is of jail cell bar shadows and the text is in bright red. The cover is on a red speckled background.

When death doesn’t count

How we record and remember the deaths of people in custody matters.
By C. Brandon Ogbunu
Four slivers of images compiled in one. From left: Illustration of the backs of two figures in a side embrace; one holds a cane. Photo collage of four processed foods on a plate. Photo of a twenty-something man, holding hands with a child with an elderly man and middle-aged woman behind him. Photo of a woman sitting on a couch with a robotic dog.

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