Presents national and state-level data on the number of inmate deaths that occurred in local jails and state prisons, how the deaths are distributed across jails, and an aggregate count of deaths in federal prisons. The report presents annual counts and 12-year trends between 2000 and 2011 for deaths in custody. It provides mortality rates and moving averages per 100,000 inmates in custody of jail or prison; details cause of death, including deaths attributed to homicide, suicide, illness, intoxication, and accidental injury; describes decedents' characteristics, including age, race or Hispanic origin, sex, legal status, and time served; and specifies the state where the deaths occurred. Data sources include the Bureau of Justice Statistics' Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP), initiated in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297), and the National Prisoner Statistics series.
Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2011 - Statistical Tables.
Noonan, M., & Ginder, S. (2013). Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2011 - Statistical Tables. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons Series No. NCJ242186 http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mljsp0011.pdf
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