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Is Buncombe County's Jail One Of The Deadliest In The State?

Buncombe County Detention Facility
Asheville Citizen Times

Investigative and Enterprise Reporter with The Asheville Citizen Times, Joel Burgess, recapped his story concerning the Buncombe County Detention Facility. Joel brought up concerns and changes that might be necessary. Just how important is the criminal justice system and mental health? Also, learn about who manages the jail and the role of elected officials. This conversation originally aired on Feb. 16, 2022.

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