Chart showing that the percentage of people 45 and older has grown from 17 to 30 percent since 2001, while the share of people younger than 45 has fallen from 83 to 70 percent.

Data Source: Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2016 and Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2013. (Graph: Emily Widra, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Deaths in state prisons are on the rise, new data shows. What can be done?.

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