Deaths in Custody Are a Crisis, But Data on Them Is a Black Hole, a New Report Says

February 23, 2023

(NPR) – The U.S. government doesn’t know how many people die in law enforcement custody or while imprisoned each year, according to a new report by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Project on Government Oversight.  Citing data from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the report says the federal government likely undercounted deaths in custody in 2021 alone by nearly 1,000 compared with other public data sources. (Read More)