WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has revised Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-07 (NCJ 222988) to exclude duplicate death records identified in the data after release and to include new data recently reported. Thirteen death records were determined to be duplicates, reducing the total number of deaths in local jails during 2000 through 2007 to 8,097 from 8,110. In addition, two jails provided updated cause of death information on 12 deaths. The revised report and press release are available at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1747.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
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