Hundreds of people die every year in local jails throughout the U.S.

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The latest available numbers indicate that 885 inmates died in the custody of local jails in 2011, according to the Bureau of Justice statistics.

One inmate who’s fallen victim to that fate is 37 year-old Kyam Livingston, a woman who entered a Brooklyn jail cell on a non-violent offense. And though she would only have to be there temporarily, while waiting to be arraigned by a judge, Livingston would never get the chance to leave. reports.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.