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  • What are the penalties for possession of illegal substances?
    Information on penalties associated with drug possession and distribution offenses in a specific sta... Read More
    Last Updated: October 29, 2016

  • How many people are under a sentence of death in the United States?
    Statistics on individuals sentenced to death in the United States may be accessed from the Capital P... Read More
    Last Updated: October 29, 2016

  • How effective are boot camp programs?
    Information about the effectiveness of boot camps can be found in the following CrimeSolutions.gov p... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2016

  • Where can I find information about restorative justice programs?
    Information on restorative justice is available on the Restorative Justice section of our website.... Read More
    Last Updated: April 10, 2017

  • What are the penalties for the trafficking of illegal substances?
    Information on penalties associated with drug trafficking offenses in a specific state can be obtain... Read More
    Last Updated: October 29, 2016

  • How many people are referred to drug treatment by the criminal justice system?
    Information and data concerning individuals who are referred to drug/alcohol treatment by the justic... Read More
    Last Updated: September 18, 2017

  • Where can I locate information about wrongful convictions?
    Access the Postconviction Testing and Wrongful Convictions section of the National Institute of Just... Read More
    Last Updated: October 31, 2016

  • How can restorative justice be more victim-friendly?
    Please see the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) publication, Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim... Read More
    Last Updated: October 15, 2010

  • How can I learn about effective court programs?
    Created by the Office of Justice Programs and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice, the C... Read More
    Last Updated: October 4, 2013

  • 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

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