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NCJ Number: NCJ 236219     Find in a Library
Title: Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009 - Statistical Tables
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Margaret E. Noonan ; E. Ann Carson
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2011
Page Count: 34
  Annotation: This report examines inmate mortality data in State prisons and local jails by the number and causes of deaths.
Abstract: This report provides an update to annual tables based on the Bureau of Justice statistics’ (BJS) Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP), a data collection that measures inmate mortality data in state prisons and local jails by the number and causes of deaths. The DCRP collects data on persons who have died while in the custody of the 50 State departments of correction and in the 3,000 local adult jail jurisdictions nationwide. Results indicate that in 2008, 960 inmates died in U.S. jails (a mortality rate of 123 deaths per 100,000 jail inmates). In 2009, 948 inmates died in U.S. jails (a rate of 127 deaths per 100,000 jail inmates). State prison facilities reported 3,452 inmate deaths in 2008 (a rate of 260 deaths per 100,000 prison inmates) and 3,408 inmate deaths in 2009 (257 deaths per 100,000 prison inmates). Findings show that consistent with data from previous years, local jail deaths constituted approximately 25 percent of inmate deaths in adult correctional facilities nationwide. Statistical tables in this report provide details regarding prison and jail deaths in custody and present mortality data by cause of death, selected decedent characteristics, and State. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Custody deaths
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; State-by-state analyses ; Corrections research
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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