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Uncounted Deaths in America's Prisons & Jails: How the Department of Justice Failed to Implement the Death in Custody Reporting ActPublished on September 20, 2022
A Government Accountability Office report that comes at the end of a 10-month bipartisan investigation concluded that "nearly 1,000 deaths that potentially should have been reported to the DOJ" had not been reported as required.
Meet the Press: Policing in AmericaPublished on September 4, 2022
Chuck Todd and others examine policing in America while investigating the death of Anton Black, a 19-year-old who died in police custody in Maryland in 2018.
People in Prison in Winter 2021-22Published on March 10, 2022
A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice found that from December 2020 to December 2021, Texas prison populations decreased by 1.1% — compared to the previous year, when populations decreased by 14.6%. Meanwhile, the number of people in Texas county jails rose by 1.8% from December 2020 to December 2021.
Prisoners in 2020 — Statistical TablesPublished on January 1, 2022
A new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals that deaths in U.S. prisons increased 46% from 2019 to 2020.
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