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US prisoners have high death rates in the weeks after release

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 18 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:119

Convicts released from Washington State prisons are nearly 13 times more likely to die during their first two weeks of freedom than other residents of the state (relative risk 12.7, 95% CI 9.2 to 17.4), according to a new study.

Among the 30 237 inmates released during …

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