Number of state prisoner fatalities in the United States in 2009, by cause of death

  Number of fatalities by cause of death
Cancer 911
Other illnesses 881
Heart disease 870
Liver disease 258
Suicide 201
AIDS-related 94
Other/unknown 57
Homicide 55
Drug/alcohol intoxication 50
Accident 31
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This statistic shows the distribution of state prisoner fatalities, by cause of death, in the United States in 2009. 3,014 state prison inmates died of illnesses that year. Among those were 911 prisoners that died from cancer.

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