Dec. 10, 2012
The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released
State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010,
which examines trends in state spending for building and operating correctional institutions and other corrections functions. It compares trends in state corrections expenditures with state spending for public welfare, education, health and hospitals, and highways.
Data are drawn from the Census Bureau's State Government Finance Survey, which collects information on state expenditures and revenues, and BJS's National Prisoner Statistics, which collects information on state prison populations.
State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010
AUTHOR: Tracey Kyckelhahn
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General
Mary Lou Leary
, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs