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Overall breakdown of needs identified by the breakout groups (prisons and jails — combined).


An expert panel of prison and jail administrators, researchers, and health care professionals developed high-priority needs to reduce mortality in correctional facilities. The overall breakdown of needs identified by the breakout groups (prisons and jails — combined) reveals:

  • 35 Crosscutting needs classified as:
    • Organizational culture and facility procedure, 11 needs
    • More and better data, 9 needs
    • General research and analysis, 7 needs
    • Continuity of care and post-release risks, 6 needs
    • Public versus private health care models, 2 needs
  • 46 Needs specific to mortality type classified as:
    • Suicide, 22 needs
    • Drug and alcohol intoxication, 9 needs
    • Accidental death, 6 needs
    • Homicide, 6 needs
    • Illness and disease, 3 needs