Additional Pew Resources
On Monday, March 2, the Pew Center on the States is releasing a follow-up study to its "One in 31" report. While "One in 100" traced prison trends, "One in 31" focuses on the growth of the probation and parole populations (using BJS data) and looks at how much funding has been allocated to prisons vs. community corrections (using original data collected for the study).
The report then examines the cost-effectiveness of prisons and concludes with a set of policy recommendations to strengthen community corrections. The online version of the report includes fact sheets for each of the 50 states that detail population and cost trends, and rank the states by their rates of total correctional control.
Crime Costs and the State of Corrections, March 2009