Trends in U.S. Corrections

The Sentencing Project LogoThis fact sheet from The Sentencing Project provides data on a variety of trends in U.S. corrections. This data includes the number of people who were held in federal prison between 1925 and 2016; U.S. rates of incarceration shown alongside those of other countries; state expenditures on corrections; the effect of drug policies on incarceration rates; racial disparities in the rate of imprisonment; the rate of felony disenfranchisement; and statistics on women and youth in correctional facilities.