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There are two sources of data on federal corrections activity referenced in this section:

  • The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) SENTRY database, which provides annual information on federal offenders admitted to and exiting from federal prison and offenders in prison at fiscal year-end.
  • The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) Federal Probation Supervision Information System (FPSIS), which provides information on federal defendants on probation, parole, and supervised release.

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Federal Justice Statistics, 2017-2018 This report is the 32nd in an annual series based on data from BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979.
  Summary (PDF 180K) | Full report (PDF 1.5M) | Data tables (Zip format 24K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Prisoner Statistics Collected under the First Step Act, 2020 This is the second report as required under the First Step Act of 2018 (FSA; P.L. 115-391). It includes data on federal prisoners provided to BJS by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for calendar year 2019, the first full year of BOP operation under the FSA.
  Full report (PDF 516K) | Data tables (Zip format 16K)
Part of the Federal Prisoner Statistics Collected under the First Step Act Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2015 - Statistical Tables This report is based on data from BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979. It provides national statistics on the federal response to crime for fiscal year 2015.
  Full report (PDF 1.8M) | Data tables (Zip format 56K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2016 - Statistical Tables This report is based on data from BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979. It provides national statistics on the federal response to crime for fiscal year 2016.
  Full report (PDF 1.8M) | Data tables (Zip format 56K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2016-2017 - Statistical Tables This report is the first in a series that examines deaths that occur during federal arrest, detention, and incarceration in the United States.
  Full report (PDF 648K) | Data tables (Zip format 15K)

Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.
  Summary (PDF 195K) | Full report (PDF 1.21M) | Data tables (Zip format 21K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2014 - Statistical Tables Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  Full report (PDF 3.9M) | ASCII file (87K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 50K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2013-2014 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  Summary (PDF 250K) | Full report (PDF 3.93M) | ASCII file (85K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 57K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2013 - Statistical Tables Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
  Full report (PDF 3.2M) | ASCII file (87K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 55K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data MORE THAN HALF OF DRUG OFFENDERS IN FEDERAL PRISON WERE SERVING SENTENCES FOR POWDER OR CRACK COCAINE
  Press Release