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Key Statistics


Total Correctional Population

The total correctional population consists of all offenders under the supervision of adult correctional systems, which includes offenders supervised in the community under the authority of probation or parole agencies and those held in state and federal prisons or local jails.

Key Statistic Data

Table: Estimated number of persons under correctional supervision in the United States, 1980-2018 (Excel, CSV)

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Date Created: May 11, 2021