- Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001–2019 – Statistical Tables
- Mortality in Local Jails, 2000–2019 – Statistical Tables
- Non-U.S. Citizens in the Federal Criminal Justice System, 1998–2018
- Federal Prisoner Statistics Collected under the First Step Act, 2021
- National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Dashboard (N-DASH) Tool
- Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, 2019 – Statistical Tables
- Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices, 2018
- Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2019 – Statistical Tables
This report presents detailed statistical tables on mortality in state and federal prisons. It provides 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.
COVID-19 Spurs 25% Drop in Inmates Held in Local Jails
Note: Data are last weekday in June 2019 and the last weekday for each month from January to June 2020. In full report, see table 1 for counts and appendix table 1 for standard errors.
- From March to June 2020, about 208,500 inmates received expedited release in response to COVID-19.
- During the pandemic, jail facilities became less crowded, as indicated by the decrease in occupied bed space from 81% at midyear 2019 to 60% at midyear 2020.
- The number of inmates held for a misdemeanor declined about 45% since midyear 2019, outpacing the decline in the number of inmates held for a felony (down 18%).
- The percentage of inmates held for a felony increased from 70% at midyear 2019 to 77% at midyear 2020.
- From March to June 2020, jails conducted 215,360 inmate COVID-19 tests. More than 11% of these tests were positive.
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