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Activists Hold Vigil For Lives Lost At Dawson State Jail

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A nearly yearlong CBS 11 I Team Investigation into the Dawson State Jail in Dallas has raised multiple questions.

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Mainly, questionable deaths involving female inmates, and in one case, a baby who was birthed inside the jail.

Because of the investigation, state lawmakers are considering closing the minimum-security jail.

And on Thursday evening, activists from across the state came to Dallas to hold a vigil in honor of the lives lost at the jail and to call on the state to close Dawson for good.

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