April 20, 2010

1 in 31

PEW Center on the States, One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections provides the latest look at the reach of corrections in the United States. It documents the unprecedented growth in and costs of the increases in community and institutional corrections and points as well to ways out of the mess that we're in.

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For some updated statistics see this study from the Correctional Research Service.

Posted by jackson at April 20, 2010 7:46 AM