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Carlos Yazzie Needed A Hospital. Instead, He Ended Up Dead In A Tribal Jail

 Carlos Yazzie’s brother, Chris, stands next to the remains of their childhood home on the Navajo Nation.
Nate Hegyi
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Mountain West News Bureau
Carlos Yazzie’s brother, Chris, stands next to the remains of their childhood home on the Navajo Nation.

"The corrections officers are basically holding these lives in their hands with their decisions."

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Nate Hegyi is a reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau based at Yellowstone Public Radio. He earned an M.A. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism in 2016 and interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in 2014. In a prior life, he toured around the country in a band, lived in Texas for a spell, and once tried unsuccessfully to fly fish. You can reach Nate at nate@ypradio.org.