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One in 31

The Long Reach of American Corrections

One in 31
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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 a 2009 report.

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 a report released by the Pew Center on the States.  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  

Report Assets

Date:
March 2, 2009
Contacts:
Jennifer Laudano | 202.540.6321
Project:
Public Safety Performance Project
Issues:
Public Safety
State:
National

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