Graph charts the suicide rates for local jails, state prisons, and the general American population from 2000 to 2016. The jail suicide rate is out of step with the nation and prisons

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Mortality in Local Jails and Mortality in State Prisons. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in New BJS report reveals staggering number of preventable deaths in local jails.

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