Deaths in Custody Reporting Program Series RSS

Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) collects quarterly inmate death records from each of the nation's 50 state prison systems, 50 state juvenile correctional authorities, and 3,095 local jails. In addition, the program collects quarterly records of all deaths during the process of arrest by each of the nation's 17,784 state and local law enforcement agencies. These death records include information on the deceased's personal characteristics (age, gender and race/ethnicity), their criminal background (legal status, offense types, length of stay in custody), and details of the death itself (the date, time, location and cause of each death, as well as information on autopsies and medical treatment provided for illnesses/diseases).

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2013
Noonan, Margaret E. Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2011. Bureau of Justice Statistics - Statistical Tables. NCJ 242186, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
Burch, Andrea M. Arrest-Related Deaths, 2003-2009. Bureau of Justice Statistics - Statistical Tables. NCJ 235385, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2011
Carson, E. Ann,  Noonan, Margaret E. Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009. Statistical Tables. NCJ 236219, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2010
Noonan, Margaret . Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2007. Special Report: Deaths in Custody Reporting Program. NCJ 222988, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2009
Maruschak, Laura M.,  Beavers, Randy . HIV in Prisons, 2007-08. Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin. NCJ 228307, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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