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12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 09:38

BJS Releases Reports on Mortality in State and Federal Prisons and Local Jails

BJS Releases Reports on Mortality in State and Federal Prisons and Local Jails

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2019 - Statistical Tables and Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2019 - Statistical Tables. These two reports present detailed statistical tables on mortality in state and federal prisons and in local jails. The reports provide information on cause of death; decedent characteristics, such as age, sex and race or ethnicity; and mortality rates of inmate populations, compared to the general U.S. adult population. The reports are based on BJS's annual Mortality in Correctional Institutions data collection, which obtained information on persons who died while in the physical custody of local jails or state departments of corrections between 2000 and 2019.

TITLE:Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2019 - Statistical Tables (NCJ 300953) and Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2019 - Statistical Tables (NCJ 301368)

AUTHOR: BJS Statistician E. Ann Carson, Ph.D.

WHERE:bjs.ojp.gov

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Doris J. James is the acting director.

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation's capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.

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