DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Inmates More Likely to Die in Missouri Jails Than in 42* Other States

    John Gotti died of throat cancer while incarcerated at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.​The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a bunch of numbers yesterday offering an exhaustive demographic account of inmates who are dying in p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Missouri Fares Well in Avoiding Arrest-Related Deaths

    ​For many cops, shooting a suspect during the course of a crime means shooting to kill, and it's an action to be used only in matters of imminent danger. With that in mind it's heartening that from 2003 to 2009 Missouri witnessed just 26 arrest-related deaths, well below the national average ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Empty Promises

    Missouri has been pouring millions into prisons that aren't being used. But stay tuned: If politicians have their way, there will be plenty of inmates to go around.

  • News

    July 18, 2001


    Week of July 18, 2001