- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The rate of drug overdose deaths in California prisons climbed between 2006 and 2013, the most recent year available, according to an annual death review for the federal court-appointed receiver who controls prison medical care. The rate per 100,000 inmates is nearly triple the national average for state prisons.

Drug overdose deaths20062007200820092010201120122013Average
California prisons17919142312152416.6
California prisons rate per 100,0009.95.311.28.313.87.411.11810.6
U.S. state prisons rate per 100,0004344343NA3.6


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