Doing time in the #WashoeCounty jail could be a death sentence

If you end up in the Washoe County jail, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll end up dead.

The death rate in the Washoe County jail is five times higher than the national death rate in local jails.

The spike in deaths coincided not only with a new sheriff, but with the hiring of a new medical and mental health care provider.

Alabama-based NaphCare Inc. owns the $5.9 million-a-year contract. No competitive bid took place.

Of the 13 deaths since Jan. 1, 2015, 10 have occurred under NaphCare’s contract.

Read the whole story in the Reno Gazette-Journal

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