Vigil honors inmates who died in Broome County Jail

Students and locals gathered outside of the Broome County Clerk’s office on Hawley Street Saturday to remember the lives of five inmates who died while in Broome County Sheriff’s Corrections Division’s correctional facility and to protest in favor of criminal justice reform.

The first of these deaths occurred in 2001, but in the last two years, four more detainees passed away while in custody. There is much speculation around the causes of death, some of which have been ruled suicides.

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