Disabilities Among Inmates 2011-12

Posted Dec 14, 2015

An estimated 32% of state and federal prisoners and 40% of local jail inmates reported having at least one disability in the 2011–12 National Inmate Survey, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Dec. 14. Estimates of disabilities include six specific classifications: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care and independent living. The report also assesses the prevalence of disabilities with other health problems, such as a current chronic condition, obesity, ever having an infectious disease and serious psychological distress in the past 30 days.

Disabilities Among Prison and Jail Inmates, 2011–12, is available here, along with a summary and press release »