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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

BJS Releases Reports on Prisoners and Jail Inmates

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Prisoners in 2020 – Statistical Tables. This is the 95th report in a series that began in 1926. It provides 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 (NPS) program.

      BJS also released Jail Inmates in 2020 – Statistical Tables. This is the 34th report in a series that began in 1982. It 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 and Census of Jails.

      TITLES: Prisoners in 2020 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 302776)
                      by BJS Statistician E. Ann Carson, Ph.D.

                     Jail Inmates in 2020 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 303308)
                      by BJS Statisticians Todd D. Minton and Zhen Zeng, Ph.D.

      WHERE: 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.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Created: December 14, 2021