Dying Inside: The data behind @Reuters investigation of US jail deaths
The US government does not release jail by jail death data. Reuters filed 1,500 records requests to obtain it.
Because the government won’t release jail-by-jail death data,
compiled its own. Read what we found:
And explore the data for yourself:
Detailed insight into jail deaths can save lives. So, we're making our unprecedented dataset public 👇
Ryan J. Reilly
“The Justice Department collects jail death data, but locks the information away, leaving policymakers, investigators and activists unaware of problem facilities.”