Suicides In State Prisons Up 30% Between 2013 & 2014

News | February 16, 2017

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The rate of suicides in state prisons increased from 15 per 100,000 inmates in 2013 to 20 per 100,000 inmates in 2014. The actual number of suicides among state prisoners increased by 30%, from 192 deaths in 2013 to 249 deaths in 2014 In local jails, the suicide rate rose from 46 per 100,000 local jail inmates in 2013…

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