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Environmental Scan 2016

This report gives a broad overview of selected current and anticipated trends. It can used by corrections professional to inform their work.

Jail Incarceration Trends

An interactive map from Vera that provides information on the incarcerate rate in jails for every county in the United States.

Environmental Scan 2015

This report gives a broad overview of selected current and anticipated trends. It can used by corrections professional to inform their work.           

U.S. Prison Population Trends 1999-2014: Broad Variation Among States in Recent Years

A comparative analysis of U.S. Prison Population Trends 1999-2014 reveals broad variation in nationwide incarceration trends across states.      

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2016

Infographics show the distribution of individuals in state prisons, local jails, juvenile facilities, territorial prisons, immigration detention, and more.

World Prison Population List|Eleventh Edition

World Prison Population List|Eleventh Edition

The Prison Population Forecaster // Federal Prison Population: How to reduce the federal prison population

This tool highlights the unique drivers of the federal prison population and the types of policy changes necessary to reduce the BOP population.

The Prison Population Forecaster//State Prison Population: Reducing Mass Incarceration Requires Far-Reaching Reforms

The tool uses data from 15 states to forecast population trends and project the impact of changes on rates of admission or lengths of stay in prison.

Correctional Populations In The United States, 2014

This report presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States in 2014, for state or federal prison or jail.

In Our Own Backyard: Confronting Growth and Disparities in American Jails

This website accesses the Incarceration Trend tool, which allows a jail to better understand its history of jail use and progress toward decarceration.

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