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FAQs: State and federal prison facility characteristics

What is the difference between jails and prisons?
Jails are locally-operated, short term facilities that hold inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or ...  Read More

Where can I locate state-specific data on prison populations?
The Prisoners bulletin series provide state-level data on prisoners under the jurisdiction of s...  Read More


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