STATE WORK

Starting with Texas in 2007, more than half the states have taken steps to rein in the size and cost of their corrections systems. After nearly 40 years of unabated growth, the state prison population has leveled off and the imprisonment rate is down 6 percent from its peak in 2008. Falling incarceration has coincided with continued historic drops in crime.

Pew and its partners have worked with many of these states as part of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a collaboration between Pew and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. States selected for participation have demonstrated a bipartisan commitment to using data and research to produce a better public safety return on their corrections spending.

Where We Work

Adult Reform

Alabama Kentucky
Oregon
Alaska Louisiana
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Maryland
Rhode Island
Arkansas
Michigan
South Carolina
California
Mississippi
South Dakota
Georgia
Missouri
Texas
Hawaii
Nebraska
Utah
Idaho
Nevada
Vermont
Illinois
New Jersey
West Virginia
Indiana
North Carolina
Wisconsin
Kansas
Ohio
 

Juvenile Justice

Georgia Hawaii Kentucky
South Dakota West Virginia
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Growth in the Federal Prison System

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Growth in the Federal Prison System

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Oregon's 2013 Public Safety Reforms

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Oregon's 2013 Public Safety Reforms

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