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  • How many juveniles are incarcerated in the United States?
    Statistics on the number of juveniles that are incarcerated can be found in the Juveniles in Correct... Read More
    Last Updated: December 28, 2016

  • Where can I learn more about the reentry of justice-involved individuals to the community?
    An extensive list of resources is available on the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)-supported Nati... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2016

  • How much does it cost per day to house an inmate in a state prison?
    The cost per day to house an inmate is available in State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010, a ... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • What is the average educational level of incarcerated individuals?
    A comparison of the educational attainment of state and federal prison inmates, jail inmates, and pr... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Are resources available on how correctional facilities can address the problem of prison rape?
    Resources designed to assist correctional facilities in addressing the problem of prison rape includ... Read More
    Last Updated: September 11, 2017

  • Where can I locate information on juvenile sex offenders?
    Information on juvenile sex offenders is available in the following Office of Juvenile Justice and D... 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 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

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