Issues in Corrections
Prisoners in 2013 - U.S. Dept. of Justice (opens in new window)
A report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs-Bureau of Justice Statistics. September 2014, NCJ 247282
State Prison Health Care Spending: State Fact Sheets (opens in new window)
The data presented here are from the State Health Care Spending Project’s 50-state analysis of prison health care spending from fiscal 2007 to 2011.
Federal Bureau of Prisons Research and Reports (opens in new window)
Drug Treatment Program Evaluations
Education and Training Program Evaluations
Equity and Diversity Issues
General Program Evaluations
Public vs. Private Prisons
Prison Conditions and Environment
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (opens in new window)
Research and reports related to many critical issues in corrections today.
The Sentencing Project: Corrections Population By State (opens in new window)
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
Prison Overcrowding (opens in new window)
"Prisons in these 17 States are Over Capacity" article ftom the Washington Post.Written by Reid Wilson- September 20, 2014
Prison Policy Initiative Publications (opens in new window)
The Prison Policy Initiative documents the impact of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, and the national welfare in order to empower the public to improve criminal justice policy.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (opens in new window)
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 published and unpublished sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Since 1973, the project has been located at the University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice, and compiled and managed by staff at the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center in Albany, New York.
Vera Institute of Justice (opens in new window)
The Vera Institute of Justice combines research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to help leaders in civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety
California's Prison Law Office Important Court Cases (opens in new window)
California's "Prison Law Office represents individual prisoners, engages in class action and other impact litigation, educates the public about prison conditions, and provides assistance to attorneys throughout the country".
ACLU Prisoners' Rights (opens in new window)
The ACLU National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s prisons, jails, and other places of detention comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles, and to ending the policies that have given the United States the highest incarceration rate in the world.
HG.org Legal Resources-Prisoners' Rights (opens in new window)
A variety of Web resources related to the rights of inmates while behind bars. Many of these laws relate to fundamental human rights and civil liberties.
The Legal Aid Society-Prisoners' Rights Project (opens in new window)
The Prisoners’ Rights Project (PRP) protects the legal rights of prisoners in the New York City jails and the New York State prisons through litigation, advice and assistance to individual prisoners, legislative advocacy and public education.
Prison Legal News (opens in new window)
Use this page to search all of PLN's content, which includes all articles published in PLN since 1990. Resources are available for sexual abuse, overcrowding, prison conditions, statistics, and more.
North Carolina Correction Websites