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Press Release Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2013 - Statistical Tables

August 4, 2015    

WASHINGTON - For the third consecutive year the number of inmates who died in state prisons and local jails increased, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. A total of 4,446 inmates died in 2013, an increase of 131 deaths from 2012. This was the highest number of deaths reported to the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program since 2007. 

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