skip navigation
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs. Innovation. Partnerships. Safer Neighborhoods
HomeAboutNewsroomFundingFor CongressTraining & TAContact Us
OJP Topics


According to a study by OJP's Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 7.3 million men and women were under correctional supervision in the nation’s prisons or jails or on probation or parole at yearend 2007. About 70 percent (5.1 million) of the adults under correctional supervision at yearend 2007 were supervised in the community (either probation or parole) while 30 percent (2.3 million) were incarcerated in the nation’s prisons or jails. At yearend 2007, approximately one in every 31 U.S. residents was under community supervision or incarcerated. An estimated 756 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents were incarcerated in state or federal prison or in local jails at yearend 2007, up from 684 in 2000.

Funding Opportunities



Training and Technical Assistance