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Deaths in Custody Reporting Program Series

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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2015
Banks, Duren,  Couzens, Lance,  Blanton, Caroline,  Cribb, Devon . Arrest-Related Deaths Program Assessment: Technical Report. NCJ 248543, .
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2014
Binswanger, Ingrid A.,  Carson, E. Ann,  Krueger, Patrick M.,  Mueller, Shane R.,  Steiner, John F.,  Sabol, William J. Prison tobacco control policies and deaths from smoking United States prisons: Population based retrospective analysis. BMJ. 349,
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2014
Glaze, Lauren E.,  Kaeble, Danielle . Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013. Bulletin. NCJ 248479, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2014
Noonan, Margaret E.,  Ginder, Scott . Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2012 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 247448, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2013
Ginder, Scott,  Noonan, Margaret . Mortality In Local Jails And State Prisons, 2000-2011 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 242186, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2012
Maruschak, Laura M. HIV in Prisons, 2001-2010. Bulletin. NCJ 238877, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2012
Noonan, Margaret E. Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 239911, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Programs.
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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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