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HIV in Prisons, 2006

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Table 6. Inmate deaths in federal prisons by cause, 2005 and 2006

Cause of death Deaths of federal inmates

Number   Rate per 100,000 inmates*


2006 2005 2006 2005

    Total 328   388     172   210  
Natural causes other than AIDS 294   327     154   177  
AIDS 12   27     6   15  
Suicide 12   13     6   7  
Accident 2   6     1   3  
Execution 0   0     0   0  
By another person 8   15     4   8  

*Detail may not add to total due to rounding.

Source: National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-1).
  See also Methodology.


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