More than 7 million people — 3.2 percent of all American adults — were imprisoned or on parole in 2006.
NIJ funds efforts to make prisons safer for both inmates and prison staff, to assess alternative sentencing and to help inmates more effectively reenter the outside world.
Corrections topics on NIJ.gov are divided into eight main categories and subtopics within each category. Use our topics tree to drill down into each subtopic.
Date Modified: July 18, 2012