Death Rates among Detained Immigrants in the United States
AbstractThe United States system of immigrant detention centers has been the subject of considerable scrutiny with respect to health care of detainees. We sought to characterize the rates and types of deaths that have occurred within this system between the years 2003–2015. We analyzed a file of detainee deaths released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of a freedom of information request. Between 2003 and 2015, 150 deaths were recorded. During this time period, the annual rate of death among detainees dropped dramatically, whether measured by annual admissions or by person years of exposure. The most common causes of death were cardiovascular, cancer and suicide. More research is needed to adequately account for the contributors to these declining rates of death in immigration detention settings. View Full-Text
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Granski, M.; Keller, A.; Venters, H. Death Rates among Detained Immigrants in the United States. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 14414-14419.
Granski M, Keller A, Venters H. Death Rates among Detained Immigrants in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(11):14414-14419.Chicago/Turabian Style
Granski, Megan; Keller, Allen; Venters, Homer. 2015. "Death Rates among Detained Immigrants in the United States." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 11: 14414-14419.