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New Data: State Prisons are Increasingly Deadly Places

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2021
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Prison Policy Initiative

This article focuses on the increase in deaths by suicide, homicide, and intoxication in state prisons; according to the data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there has been a record-setting number of deaths in almost all categories, with a 44% increase in state prison deaths from 2001 to 2018, despite there being only a 1% increase in state prison populations in the same period.