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Operating under the motto “Our Mission, Your Future,” Fort Leavenworth houses military defendants serving longterm sentences. Inmate programs offer “individual treatment to inmates to prepare them for a self-reliant, trustworthy and respectable future . . S. S. Army Garrison in Mannheim, Germany; and at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Air Force confinement facilities are found at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, and at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. S. ” At last count, 24 existed on land, found at Navy and Marine Corps bases across the United States and around the world, in Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Guam, and on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Individual cities and counties rarely publish statistics concerning jailhouse problems—in fact, some stand accused of illegally concealing them—and while the Bureau of Justice Statistics varies its focus from one year to the next, available reports suggest the scope of difficulties faced in local jails. The federal Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 also provides more detailed information on jailhouse fatalities. Homicide in jails, whether committed by gangs or resulting from individual feuds, claimed 147 lives nationwide between 2000 and 2006 (the last year with statistics presently available).
15 Health problems unrelated to violence—both physical and mental—are a major problem in America’s jails. A federal survey of local jail inmates conducted in 2002 found more than one-third claiming medical problems, while 22 percent claimed learning disabilities, and 11 percent had poor vision. An average 290 inmates per 100,000 were diagnosed with serious heart problems. 16 Health problems pose a threat to life in jail, where medical treatment may be of poor quality. Between 2000 and 2006, 368 local jail inmates died from AIDS, while another 3,311 died from other unspecified ailments.