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Revolving Door

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Priscilla Velasquez sitting in Booking waiting room at Clark County Detention Center.

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The Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) receives scores of repeat offenders, most hooked on drugs and alcohol. Billy, 45, is a junkie back in jail after a 24-hour bender. But as an ex-con who spent 20 years in prison for murder and has since been cycling through jail, it's likely he'll be back again. Priscilla, 24, suffers from bipolar disorder claiming to use methamphetamine to control her manic states — but self-medication has turned into full-blown addiction.

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