Reporting Deaths in Custody
The Texas Experience

Deaths in Custody Reporting

State Law Requires Reporting of Custodial Deaths

State Law Requires Reporting of Custodial Deaths

Data Reporting Form Was Developed by the AG

State Began Reporting Individual Death Data to BJS in 2000

State and Federal Reporting Requirements Differ

State and Federal Reporting Requirements Differ

Impact on Data Reporting

Deaths in Custody Reporting

Deaths Reported to State System

Deaths Reported to State System
Calendar 2002

Deaths Reported to State System
Calendar 2002

Known Data Problems

Known Data Problems

Data Reporting Consistency

Deaths in Custody Reporting

Additional Federal Requirements Focused Need to Change

SAC and AGs Office
Developed Strategy

SAC and AGs Office
Developed Strategy

Plan to Revise Reporting Presented to Legislature

Plan to Revise Reporting Presented to Legislature

Senate Bill 826

Senate Bill 826

Senate Bill 826

Outcome of Changes

Bottom Line

Next Steps

Next Steps