Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Congressional Research Service (CRS) (Washington DC)

  • The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Overview, Policy Changes, Issues, and Options

    “Since the early 1980s, there has been a historically unprecedented increase in the federal prison population.

  • Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief

    "Firearms are one of the leading causes of deaths for law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the line of duty ...

  • Offender Reentry: Correctional Statistics, Reintegration into the Community, and Recidivism

    This is essential reading for those people working or interested in offender reentry efforts.

  • Risk and Needs Assessment in the Criminal Justice System

    "There have been legislative proposals to implement a risk and needs assessment system in federal prisons.