Number of state prisoner fatalities in the United States in 2009, by race or Hispanic origin

 Number of fatalities
White 1,768
Black/African American 1,196
Hispanic/Latino 372
American Indian or Alaska Native 31
Asian 20
Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4
Other 3
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This statistic shows the number of state prisoner fatalities in the U.S. in 2009 by race or Hispanic origin. In 2009, 1,768 white state prison inmates died in the U.S. In total, 3,408 United States state prison inmates died in 2009.

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