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Native America Calling: Solving Native inmate deaths


April 11, 2022

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising reforms after a disproportionate number of inmates died while in custody in tribal detention facilities the bureau oversees.

Native America Calling find out what the agency plans and what an internal investigation found out about the deaths of at least 19 jail inmates stemming from what a report referred to as “a pattern of neglect and misconduct.”

Guests on Native America Calling

Nate Hegyi, former reporter for Mountain West News Bureau

Robyn Vincent, reporter for Mountain West News Bureau

Chris Yazzie (Navajo), brother died while in custody in a BIA jail


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