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ABC13 Investigates Jail Deaths

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 4/26/2023

An investigation by ABC owned-and-operated ABC13 in Houston, Texas, looked into the death of Matthew Shelton, a young man with diabetes, in the Harris County jail, part of an ongoing investigation into jail deaths. During this process, the station reported on long wait times and a lack of information about these deaths in response to records requests. "For this to happen and then for there to be no answers - thatís almost even worse than actual death itself," Sheltonís sister told the station.

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