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Trends in U.S. Corrections (The Sentencing Project)

  • Organization: The Sentencing Project
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Friday, May 18, 2012
  • Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Trends in U.S. Corrections is a visual tool that provides a compilation of key developments in the criminal justice system over the past several decades. Among the issues featured in this publication are: rate of incarceration from 1925 to 2010; racial/ethnic disparities by gender in incarceration; increases in the number of people serving life sentences and life without parole since the 1980s; and increases in state corrections expenditures from 1985 to 2010

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