Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000–2013 - Statistical Tables

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This report examines inmate deaths that occurred in local jails and state prisons, including—

  • causes of death, including deaths attributed to homicide, suicide, illness, intoxication, and accidental injury
  • decedents' characteristics, including age, sex, race or Hispanic origin, legal and hold status, and time served
  • the state where the deaths occurred.

Findings are based on data collected from the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, initiated in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297).