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There were 48,800 fewer adults under correctional supervision. in the U.S. in 2009 than there were in 2008.

There were 48,800 fewer adults under correctional supervision in the U.S. in 2009 than there were in 2008, according to a report issued by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) on Dec. 21, 2010. This was the first measured decline in the total number of adults under correctional supervision since BJS began reporting these populations in 1980. The report, Correctional Populations in the United States, 2009, presents summary data on the number of adults under some form of correctional supervision in the U.S. at year-end 2009. Correctional supervision includes adults supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in prisons or local jails. To view the full report, visit
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Title Annotation:Inter Alia
Publication:Corrections Compendium
Date:Sep 22, 2010
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