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  Note: This program originally aired August 4, 2016.

According to a survey conducted by Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center, U.S. state prisons and county jails have as many as 10 times more seriously mentally ill inmates than state psychiatric hospitals. 

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Note: This program originally aired August 4, 2016.

U.S. state prisons and county jails have as many as 10 times more seriously mentally ill inmates than state psychiatric hospitals. 

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The first of three presidential candidate debates is just more than three weeks away. 

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One in four children in the United States grows up without learning how to read. 

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After years of planning and construction, Cincinnati's new streetcar system, the Cincinnati Bell Connector, will finally have its grand opening on September 9. 

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September 5 - 11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. A federal study shows the number of suicides in the United States has surged 24% since 1999 and is now at the highest levels in almost 30 years. 

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Wright State University student and self-proclaimed chronic volunteer Ri Molnar is very involved in the community. 

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Former Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Ben Utecht sustained at least five major concussions and countless micro-concussions in his playing career. 

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Last summer, Skyward released the myNKY plan, a five year strategic roadmap for the economic and social growth of Northern Kentucky. 

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines.

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There are a staggering number of innocent people incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, according to The Innocence Project. Founded in 2003, the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), part of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, looks for these inmates. 

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A "no-snitch" mentality and witness intimidation make it difficult to prosecute known criminals for their crimes, especially shootings and homicides. Police may have a viable suspect in a case, but often cannot charge the individual because witnesses are unwilling to come forward. 

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From Citizen to Enemy, a program presented by the Cincinnati chapters of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), aims to educate on the historical context and dangers of fear-mongering in the United States. 

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The neighborhood film project Hilltop Stories and Cradle Cincinnati have teamed up to shine a light on the Cincinnati neighborhoods of North and South Fairmount and South Cumminsville. 

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