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North Dakota county makes plans to address justice reform


DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota county is planning to begin gathering data on inmates to determine the most pressing issues for inmates with drug and/or mental health issues at its local jail.

Director Rob Johnson of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center recently addressed the Ramsey County Commission and presented several statistics, showing those issues nationwide, the Devils Lake Journal ( reported.

"Today, there are 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. While we have five percent of the world's population, we have nearly 25 percent of the...

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