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Corrections data, with a few exceptions, covers adult facilities and adult inmates. For data on youth in the juvenile system, please see the statistics provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP).

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Inmates in adult correctional facilities

Deaths

  • See Deaths in Custody Statistical Tables: State Juvenile Correctional Facility Deaths, 2002-2005

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Reported number of inmates under age 18 held in state prisons, by gender, region, and jurisdiction, June 30, 2007-2008 Table 21 from Prison Inmates at Midyear 2008 - Statistical Tables
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Prisoners in 2007 Presents data on prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities on December 31, 2007, collected from the National Prisoner Statistics series.
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Part of the Prisoners Series

Sexual Violence Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2005-06 Presents data from the 2005 and 2006 Survey on Sexual Violence, an administrative records collection of incidents required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79) of youth-on-youth and staff-on-youth sexual violence reported to juvenile correctional authorities.
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Prison Inmates at Midyear 2007 Presents data on prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities on June 30, 2007, collected from the National Prisoner Statistics series.
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Part of the Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear Series

Prisoners in 2006 Reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2006 with the previous year, and presents prison growth rates since 2000.
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Part of the Prisoners Series

Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2006 Presents data on prison and jail inmates collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Annual Survey of Jails, 2006.
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Part of the Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear Series

Prisoners in 2005 Reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2005 with the previous year, and presents prison growth rates since 1995.
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Part of the Prisoners Series

Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005 Presents data on prison and jail inmates, collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Census of Jail Inmates 2005.
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Part of the Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear Series

Prisoners in 2004 Reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2004 with that of the previous year, and gives the prison growth rates since 1995.
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Part of the Prisoners Series

Prisoners in 2003 Reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2003 with that of the previous year, and gives the prison growth rates since 1995.
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Part of the Prisoners Series