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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
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  • 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
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  • Caring for Those in Custody: Identifying High-Priority Needs to Reduce Mortality in Correctional Facilities (Article), NIJ-Sponsored, July 2019, NCJ 253264. (16 pages).

  • Methodology: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016, BJS, July 2019, NCJ 252210.
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  • The Development of Metrics to Assess Outcomes for the Second Chance Act Grant Program -- A Response to Title V of the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2018, NIJ, July 2019, NCJ 253097.

  • PREA Data-Collection Activities, 2019, BJS, June 2019, NCJ 252833.
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  • First Step Act: Best Practices for Academic and Vocational Education for Offenders, NIJ, June 2019, NCJ 253056.
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  • Less Is More: How Reducing Probation Populations Can Improve Outcomes, NIJ-Sponsored, August 2017, NCJ 250609. (18 pages).
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