They were told to boil their water starting on September 1. After the storm, the Houston Chronicle reported that Clifton Cloer, another inmate at the Stiles Unit, told his wife that the facility had flooded and that the water was up to his knees.Conditions at the prison began to deteriorate in the pre-dawn hours on Monday, August 28.Those numbers are also on the rise in recent years, but only after a long-term downward trend.In jails, the numbers are pretty stable and a little lower.State prisoners saw a higher death rate in 2014 - 275 per 10,000 - than any other year since data collection started in 2001.Suicides in particular spiked, with a 30 percent increase from 2013 to 2014.By Keri Blakinger December 17, 2017 Deaths behind bars are on the rise, and a recently released study offers dozens of recommendations to combat everything from suicide to illness.
Reported By; Nathalie Baptiste who is a writing fellow in Washington, D. In late August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the southeast Texas coast bringing with it extreme winds and dropping more than four feet of rain across Houston and the surrounding area.
The Category 4 storm made landfall in Rockport, a small town on the Gulf Coast on Friday, August 25.
The next day, the storm slammed into Beaumont, a city of 118,000 located 85 miles east of Houston.
That's all according to Bureau of Justice Statistic data compiled in RAND's "Caring for those in Custody" report.
The recommendations are the fruits of a multiyear research effort sponsored by the National Institute of Justice to understand the rising death rate.