Monday, September 28, 2020
Home Uncategorized Prison deaths in US prisons have increased between 2007 and 2013

Prison deaths in US prisons have increased between 2007 and 2013

Washington: The number of inmates who died in US state prisons and local jails continued to increase in 2013 and peaked at 4,446 since 2007, a federal report said on Tuesday.

Photo Credit: http://humansarefree.com
Photo Credit: http://humansarefree.com

According to the report by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), both local jails and state prisons witnessed an increase in inmate deaths from 2012 to 2013, with the number of death increasing from 958 to 967 in local jails and 3,479 to 3,357 in state prisons.

The report found that while the number of illness-related deaths in local jails declined, the decrease was offset by a noticeable increase in unnatural causes of death, such as suicide, drug or alcohol intoxication, accident and homicide, according to Xinhua news agency.

As in every year since 2000, the report said suicide was the leading cause of death in local jails, accounting for more than a third of all jail deaths in 2013. The report found that a total of 327 jail inmates committed suicide in 2013, an increase of 12 percent compared to 2009 level.

The number of drug or alcohol intoxication deaths in local jails increased from 57 in 2012 to 70 deaths in 2013, and the number of death deriving from accidents increased from 18 to 31. Homicides caused 28 deaths, said the report, making it one of the least common causes for death in jails.

Meanwhile, the report found that in 2013, about 90 percent of deaths in state prisons were related to an illness, six percent were suicides and three percent were homicides.

Calculated together, cancer (31 percent) and heart disease (26 percent) accounted for about half of all illness-related deaths in prisons, said the report.

Every state department of corrections reported at least one prisoner death in 2013. Nearly a quarter of those prisoner deaths occurred in Texas and California. White inmates accounted for more than half of the deaths, and nearly all were male.

(IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,134FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,776FollowersFollow

Most Popular

7 Money Tips to Travel for Hard-line Backpackers

Travel is something that every millennial love to do, but most of the time it can also turn out to be very costly especially...

People Neglect Fear of COVID as Food Orders Outrush

If you are among those who are thrilled to once again see food delivery boys all around or plan to visit a restaurant and...

Demand for Indian Animation Witnesses a Substantial Growth

With demand for Indian animated content growing among global audiences, especially with children who are a significant consumer group for animations like cartoon shows,...

Treatment and Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy Heart

From the time the first Coronavirus case was recorded in China, to India's numbers crossing four million, COVID-19 has millions of lives under its...

The Vogue Change of Footwear in India

Covid-19 has changed consumer buying patterns across segments, ranging from FMCG, personal care, apparel to footwear. The change has also led manufacturers to take...

Daughters’ Day: Entertainment Industry Showers Their Little Girls With Love

From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to Ajay Devgn and Ayushmann Khurrana, several stars took to social media to shower their daughters with love on the...

When “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein” Released, it was Flop But Slowly Became Iconic: Madhavan

When Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein released in 2001, the film failed to create sparks at the box office. What remained with the viewers...

This is How NASA is Preparing Astronauts for Next Moonwalks in 2024

As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024 as part of the Artemis programme, the agency has already started preparing astronauts...

Recent Comments