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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 88 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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News

How many inmate deaths is too many?

Part one of our ‘60 Dead Inmates' investigative series: San Diego County’s incarceration mortality rate leads California’s largest jails

Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City station on suspicion of driving under the influence. A week later, he was found dead in his cell.

By Dave Maass, Kelly Davis
News Wheels of force APR 03 | By Dave Maass Part two of our ‘60 Dead Inmates’ series shows how San Diego County deputies killed a schizophrenic inmate and avoided a public investigation
News Addiction can be fatal in San Diego County jails APR 17 | By Kelly Davis Part three of ‘60 Dead Inmates’ explores substance abuse
News Suicide in the cell APR 24 | By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass Inmates kill themselves at a high rate after San Diego County Sheriff’s Department refuses to revamp policies
News (Un)protective custody MAY 01 | By Kelly Davis Russell Hartsaw, mentally ill and elderly, was beaten to death after ending up in a jail cell with a guy named 'Evil.' How did that happen?
News Death’s in the details JUN 12 | By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass Lapses in reporting inmate mortalities raise questions of oversight in San Diego County facilities
News 10 more dead inmates OCT 16 | By Kelly Davis People are still losing and taking their lives in San Diego County jails
News The unsettling settlement DEC 11 | By Dave Maass Family of killed inmate hopes San Diego jail system changes how it handles mentally ill inmates
News People are still dying in San Diego County jails APR 23 | By Kelly Davis We update our reporting on deaths behind bars
News San Diego Grand Jury’s grand illusion JUN 04 | By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass Citizen panel whitewashes deaths and pepper-spray abuse in county lockups
News Death in Cell 10 JUN 25 | By Kelly Davis How a murder and a suicide at a San Diego County jail became intertwined
News Review board identifies policy violations, shoddy investigation in San Diego jail death SEP 08 | By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass Detainee who swallowed meth was left to die in solitary confinement
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Lawsuit filed in the death of Bernard Victorianne

Attorneys argue that staff was 'deliberatively indifferent' toward inmate

Attorneys for the family of a man who died in a San Diego County jail two years ago filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court today. Among other points, the lawsuit argues that jail staff were "deliberatively indifferent" to the medical needs of Bernard Victorianne, a 28-year-old African-American man who was found dead in his cell on Sept. 19, 2012, the result of a meth overdose. ...

 
 
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