Incarceration: Despite a decade of debate over the use (or overuse) of jails and prisons in the United States, incarceration (based on raw numbers of adults in prisons and jails) in 2014 increased slightly (up 1,900). 2014 is the latest available data. There are an endless number of organizations calling for less incarceration; some advocate […]
The total U.S. correctional population (on probation, parole, in prison or jail) decreased for the fourth consecutive year during 2012 (down 51,000 offenders or 0.7 percent), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the smallest decrease in the population since 2009.
New data from the US Department of Justice provides some insight as to medical and psychological issues associated with criminal offenders. The reference to violent offenders is found on page 10 (link below). Observations: No reasons are provided for the association between violent offenders and mortality, but observers of crime and justice issues note that […]
A reader wants to know of a recent example of budget cuts regarding programs for offenders. There is no systematic analysis of budget cutting on any aspect of the criminal justice system yet newspaper articles are filled with examples, see http://crimeinamerica.net/category/budgetimpact/. He contacted us in reference to two recent Crime in America.Net articles, namely “Most States […]
Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources WASHINGTON (June 1, 2009) – A new study released today of more than 20,000 men and women entering jail offers the most accurate accounting in more than two decades of the number of adults with serious mental illnesses in these facilities. […]