Florida Deaths Behind Bars - Sources
- Florida Department of Corrections – This government agency provides online and individualized information about deaths in custody in Florida prisons for the five prior fiscal years. Individual data includes race, sex, age, cause of death, facility name, and sentence length. The agency also provides death information by facility.
- Third City Project – Third City Project promotes the well-being of people and communities impacted by the criminal legal system by shining a light on health data behind the walls. We advocate for data transparency and ethical health care policies grounded in science. The Third City Project offers data on deaths in custody by request, with a full listing of their data holdings, including Florida, here.
- UCLA Law Behind Bars Data Project – This project collects and analyzes public information about carceral mortality in prisons, jails, youth facilities, and immigration detention centers across the United States. The project’s centralized source of data enables greater oversight of and accountability for carceral institutions. This project, started in March 2020, initially focused on the impact of COVID behind bars and February 2023 announced a new phase for the project expanding the scope to deaths from all causes. Florida specific data is available here.