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Commentary: Rural Communities Need More Health Care, Not More Jails

This story was originally published by Vera. Sullivan County, a shade under 160,000 people and tucked in the Appalachian Mountains of northwest Tennessee, is poor and mostly rural. It has a jail incarceration rate that is double the statewide average. In the last few years, hospitals across Tennessee have been shuttered, the majority in rural communities. In […]