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MANY REMEMBERED, SOME FORGOTTEN

In Delta cemetery, inmates' bodies lie

Graves where no one mourns

By Jeannie Roberts

This article was originally published March 13, 2016 at 4:37 a.m. Updated March 13, 2016 at 4:37 a.m.

Prison-made headstones mark the graves of about 130 inmates, unclaimed by family or loved ones, at Leek/Drake Cemetery outside Star City.

Leaves cover an inmate’s grave at Leek/Drake Cemetery outside Star City, where bodies of prisoners not claimed by family or others are often buried.

Charts and information about prison inmate deaths.

The Lee/Drake Cemetery, a mile or so out of town, is divided into three sections within its chain-link fence -- left, right and center.

Leaves cover an inmate’s grave at Leek/Drake Cemetery outside Star City, where bodies of prisoners not claimed by family or others are often buried.

Charts and information about prison inmate deaths.

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tngilmer1954 says... March 13, 2016 at 2:29 p.m.

$6000 for a cremation? The author should have done more research. The average cost through a nonprofit cremation society is just a little over $1000. I know. I have arranged such for myself when the time comes.

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RBBrittain says... March 13, 2016 at 3:22 p.m.

Major reporting mistake: The article says the cemetery is divided into left, center & right sections with locals in the center & inmates in the left, but it does NOT say who's in the right section...

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