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Navalny Death in Prison and Deaths In U.S. Prisons

The investigation into the death in prison of Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny is said to take two weeks. But this has triggered a storm of outrage from those who somehow already know that Russian President Vladimir Putin had Navalny murdered.

For a bit of perspective, consider the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. In the years 2014-2021, evidently 332 inmates died in federal prisons from causes other than old age or disease. That’s around one such death every nine days or so, continually for eight years. The three categories are suicides (187), homicides (89) and “accidents” (56).

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