Public Safety Performance Project

Public Safety Performance Project



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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December 2, 2013

The Impact of Parole in New Jersey

Nearly 700,000 offenders were released from U.S. prisons in 2011. Ensuring their successful re-entry into the community remains a critical issue for public safety. More
June 6, 2012

Time Served: The High Cost of Longer Prison Terms

The length of time served in prison has increased markedly over the last two decades. These extended sentences have come at a price. More
April 11, 2011

Interactive: The Revolving Door of America's Prisons

The correctional landscape varies dramatically in scale, policy and practice from state to state. Pew's analysis of state-level data uncovered interesting findings related to prisoner releases and rates of recidivism in the past decade. More
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March 2, 2009

One in 31

Explosive growth in the number of people on probation or parole has propelled the population of the American corrections system to more than 7.3 million, or 1 in every 31 U.S. adults, according to this 2009 report.  More
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