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'Suicide-safe' jail bedding is ineffective

Jul 5, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Los Angeles County officials are pushing for safer products after inmates have been able to fashion nooses from mattress covers and blankets.

Jail-issued mattresses and blankets designed to prevent suicides have failed to meet their safety goals, as several Los Angeles County inmates have been able to fashion nooses from their bedding.

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