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‘Horrendous situation’ faced by Navajo Nation, safety official says (access required)

With only about 80 jail beds on the sprawling 27,000-square-mile Navajo Nation, authorities increasingly face a quandary when they catch a suspected crook: Who should be locked up and who let go≠ The guy who beats up his wife≠ The drunken driver≠ The alleged thief≠ “But what do you do when you don’t have jail bed spaces≠ ...

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