The following government reports were selected by GovSpot.com editors as meaningful or noteworthy:
Deaths in custody
In 2003, the Bureau of Justice Statistics began collecting data on arrest-related deaths in state and local facilities. Charts show the number of deaths in prisons and jails, and detailed analyses discuss both the medical causes of death and the incidences of suicide and homicide.
Mentally Ill Prison Inmates
About 89 percent of state prisons offer mental health services to inmates, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The study, Mental Health Treatment of Prison and Jail Inmates, 2006, also found that about 1 in 6 of all state prison inmates were mentally ill and one quarter of those inmates had served 3 or more prior incarcerations.