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Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2016 - Statistical Tables

NCJ Number
Date Published
February 2020
25 pages
Based on data obtained from the Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) data collection (formerly the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program), this report presents statistics on the number of inmate deaths in state and federal publicly and privately operated prisons for the years 2001-2016. along with the major causes of the deaths and demographic characteristics of the decedents.

This report is the eighth in a series covering the data collection on Mortality in Correctional Institutions (formerly the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program). It provides the number and rate of deaths among state and federal prisoners. It describes the cause of death, decedent characteristics, and 15-year trends of prisoner deaths (2001-2016).

Date Published: February 1, 2020