The Public Safety Performance Project conducts and publishes groundbreaking research that sheds light on key criminal and juvenile corrections trends and highlights policies and practices that demonstrate better outcomes at less cost.
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With nearly 190,000 inmates, the federal prison system is the largest in the nation, far exceeding those of California, Texas, and other states. But the reach of federal corrections extends well beyond prison walls. In 2015, approximately 115,000 offenders were serving a period of post-prison community monitoring known as supervised release—nearly three times as many as in 1995. The average... Read More
From a peak of 1 in 100 in 2007-08, the U.S. incarceration rate has dropped back to 1 in 115 adults, according to an analysis of federal Bureau of Justice Statistics data conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
Over the five-year period from 2010 to 2015, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 8.4 percent while the combined violent and property crime rate declined 14.6 percent, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice. Thirty-one states cut both rates simultaneously. Read More