Jails and Prisons in America

 

​The following information provides facts about prisons and jails in America. 

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2019
 

In 2019, the number of persons supervised

by U.S. adult correctional systems (6,344,000)

decreased (down 65,200 persons) for the twelfth

consecutive year.

 

The 1.0% decline in the correctional population

during 2019 was due to decreases in the

community supervision (down 0.9%) and

incarcerated (down 1.7%) populations.

 

Since 2009, the correctional population

decreased by 12.4% (down 895,200 persons),

an average of 1.3% annually.

 

At year-end 2019, about 2,480 per 100,000

adult U.S. residents were under correctional

supervision, the lowest rate since 1991.

 

By the end of 2019, the community supervision

population had dropped to 4,357,700, its lowest

level in the last two decades.

 

All of the decrease in the community supervision

population during 2019 was due to a decline in

the probation population (down 47,100).

 

In 2019, the incarcerated population fell to

2,086,600, its lowest level since 2003.

 

The decline in the incarcerated population

during 2019 was primarily due to a decrease in

the prison population (down 33,600).

 

From 2009 to 2019, the parole population grew

by 6.6% and was the only correctional population

with an overall increase during that period.

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To read the full U.S. Department of Justice report, click here.

 

Updated Florida Recidivism Report
 

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Florida Department of Corrections, July 1 - September 30 2021 Recidivism Report

 

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