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  • Where can I learn more about addressing the issues of justice-involved individuals with mental illness?
    The Mental Health section of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) website provides access to infor... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Is there a resource to help locate information about evidence-based programs in the justice field?
    The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website provides results of rigorous research... Read More
    Last Updated: January 26, 2017

  • Where can I find information about drug treatment programs in correctional facilities?
    General information on drug treatment programs in correctional facilities is available on the Correc... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2013

  • What is the recidivism rate for sex offenders?
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report, Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005... Read More
    Last Updated: January 2, 2015

  • What proportion of individuals who commit federal drug offenses are sentenced to prison?
    Data on Federal drug offenders sentenced to prison are available in Compendium of Federal Justice St... Read More
    Last Updated: June 27, 2013

  • Where can I find information about correctional health care?
    Information about correctional health care can be found on the the Corrections: Health section of ou... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2013

  • Is there technology that allows correctional officers to alert each other when immediate assistance is needed?
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report, Duress Systems in Correctional Facilities, discusses... Read More
    Last Updated: March 1, 2012

  • How many people are executed in the United States every year?
    Capital punishment statistics may be accessed from the Capital Punishment section of the Bureau of J... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2011

  • Where can I learn more about prison rape?
    Information on prison rape and sexual violence can be found in the National Institute of Justice (NI... Read More
    Last Updated: May 16, 2013

  • Are residency restrictions placed upon sex offenders successful at reducing rates of reoffending?
    Information on the impact of residency restrictions placed upon sex offenders is available in Evalua... Read More
    Last Updated: April 14, 2015

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