4 Philly prisoners died in two weeks, capping a tumultuous and deadly year
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PHILADELPHIA — Four men who had been incarcerated in Philadelphia jails died over the last two weeks, raising the death toll to 18 people this year. It is the highest mortality rate in recent memory at city jail facilities that have been beset during the pandemic by assaults, riots, severe staff shortages, a federal lawsuit, and a grand jury investigation. The city's jail mortality rate is now more than double the most recent national average, recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Jerome Lyles, 62; Bartholomew Gottshalk, 52; and Angel Torres-Rosado, 42, were all incarcerated on no...