One in 31

The Long Reach of American Corrections

Quick Summary

Explosive growth in the number of people on probation or parole has propelled the population of the American corrections system to more than 73 million, or 1 in every 31 U.S. adults, according to a 2009 report.

The vast majority of these offenders live in the community, yet new data in the report finds that nearly 90 percent of state corrections dollars are spent on prisons.  One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections examines the scale and cost of prison, jail, probation and parole in each of the 50 states, and provides a blueprint for states to cut both crime and spending by reallocating prison expenses to fund stronger supervision of the large number of offenders in the community.

State Fact Sheets

Alabama  Alaska  Arizona  Arkansas 
California  Colorado   Connecticut  Delaware 
District of Columbia  Florida  Georgia  Hawaii 
Idaho  Illinois  Indiana Iowa 
Kansas  Kentucky  Louisiana  Maine 
Maryland  Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota 
Mississippi  Missouri  Montana  Nebraska 
Nevada  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New Mexico 
New York  North Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio 
Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island 
South Carolina  South Dakota  Tennessee  Texas 
Utah  Vermont  Virginia  Washington 
West Virginia  Wisconsin  Wyoming   

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