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Deaths in Custody Reporting Program [electronic resource]: Local Jails, 2000 - 2013

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2016
Deaths in Custody Reporting Program Series
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The Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The DCRP began in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297). It is the only national statistical collection that obtains detailed information about deaths in adult correctional facilities. The DCRP collects data on persons dying in state prisons, local jails and in the process of arrest. Each collection is a separate subcollection, but each is under the umbrella of the DCRP collection. This deals with the local jails subcollection, which has a local jail facilities death file.

The jails portion of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program began in 2000 after the passage of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 in October of 2000. The jails component of the DCRP collects data on inmate deaths occurring in local jail facilities while inmates are in the physical custody of jail facility officials.

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ICPSR (Series) 34286
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