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Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009
Provides data on the number and causes of deaths that occurred in state prison or local jail custody. Data tables show national and state-level counts of persons who have died in prisons or jails from 2000 through 2009, including deaths attributed to homicide, suicide, illness, intoxication, and accidental injury. Tables include data on the number of deaths by year, cause of death, and decedent age, race, and sex. Tables also include mortality rates per 100,000 prison or jail inmates. Mortality data are from the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP), which began in 2000.
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
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