Inspection set for New York jail with sky-high suicide rate

The Erie County Holding Center has a suicide rate some five times the national average for county jails


By Matthew Spina
Buffalo News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A "compliance officer" will inspect the Erie County Holding Center on Monday and Tuesday to see if jail officials have done what they said they would do to prevent suicides.

The U.S. Justice Department's lawyers may not tag along, U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny ruled Wednesday.

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