BJS Releases Reports on Prisoners and Jail Inmates

Just released: Prisoners in 2020 – Statistical Tables 

This report, the 95th in a series that began in 1926, presents counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state, federal, and military correctional authorities in 2020 and includes findings on admissions, releases, imprisonment rates, and demographic and offense characteristics of state and federal prisoners.Findings are based on data from BJS’s National Prisoner Statistics program, which has been conducted annually since 1926. Data are requested from the 50 state departments of corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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Prisoners in 2020 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 302776) was written by BJS Statistician E. Ann Carson, Ph.D. The report, related documents, and additional information about BJS’s statistical publications and programs are available on the BJS website at bjs.ojp.gov.

 

Just released: Jail Inmates in 2020 – Statistical Tables

This report, the 34th in a series that began in 1982, describes the number of inmates held in local jails, jail incarceration rates, inmate demographics, conviction status and most serious offense, the number of admissions to jail, jail capacity, inmate turnover rates, and staff employed in local jails.Findings are based on data from BJS’s Annual Survey of Jails, which BJS has conducted annually since 1982, and Census of Jails, which BJS has conducted periodically since 1970.

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Jail Inmates in 2020 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 303308) was written by BJS Statisticians Todd D. Minton and Zhen Zeng, Ph.D. The report, related documents, and additional information about BJS’s statistical publications and programs are available on the BJS website at bjs.ojp.gov.


The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Doris J. James is the acting director.

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