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5. Prisons
5.4.2 Mortality of persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions: Deaths due to external causes
Total number of deaths due to external causes, of persons held in Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions. Death due to external causes is defined as death caused by environmental events or by circumstances suggestive of environmental causes, including death due to intentional injury, such as homicide or suicide, and death caused by unintentional injury in an accidental manner. Deaths due to acute alcohol or drugs intoxication should be included. Persons sentenced to death by a competent authority and who were executed on the basis of a legal ruling while in prison should be excluded. [Source: Definitions are provided by the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS). Data are provided by Member States also through the very same UN-CTS.]

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Antigua and Barbuda20200 
Argentina2020360 
Bahamas20200 
Barbados20200 
Belize20191 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil2016373 
Canada------ 
Chile202095 
Colombia202065 
Costa Rica201626 
Dominica20201 
Dominican Republic20207 
Ecuador202087 
El Salvador201810 
Grenada20180 
Guatemala------ 
Guyana201620 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201812 
Jamaica20204 
Mexico2020149 
Nicaragua------ 
Panama20184 
Paraguay202043 
Peru20169 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia20201 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20200 
Suriname20202 
Trinidad and Tobago20150 
United States20191,455 
Uruguay201827 
Venezuela------ 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas------ 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America------ 
04. North America------ 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).