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May 18, 2020

Notable up-to-date accounting of federal inmate deaths as reported by BOP

I am grateful to have received an email Lucas Anderson noting this new posting at Law & Policy Journal where he report on all the federal inmate death that the Bureau of Prisons has reported through today.  The post is titled "Data from BOP press releases reveal that federal inmate deaths from COVID-19 may be accelerating; about half of those dead so far were younger than 60."  Here is its text (which accompanies detailed tables based on BOP statements):

The Bureau of Prisons is currently reporting that 57 federal inmates have died from COVID-19. While the BOP provides very little in the way of meaningful data, they have issued brief press releases relating to 55 of those deaths.  The information contained in the tables below is derived from those press releases.  The first table shows that about half of the federal inmates who have succumbed to COVID-19 were younger than 60 years old.  The second table, in which the same data is sorted by month, shows that inmate deaths in federal prisons are not slowing down.  To the contrary, with 21 deaths reported so far in May (as compared to 33 inmate deaths in April), they may be accelerating.

May 18, 2020 at 07:20 PM | Permalink


Just what I was looking for. Thank you for posting.

Posted by: Mp | May 19, 2020 10:16:51 AM

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