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Incarceration and Capital Punishment

Find statistics on the prison inmate population, capital punishment, exonerations, women on death row, and more.

U.S. Prisons Overcrowded and Violent, Recidivism High

State and Federal Inmates by Gender and Race, 2007 - 2009

Prison Population Exceeds Two Million

Number of Persons Executed by Jurisdiction, 1930–2007

Characteristics of Prisoners Under Sentence of Death

Women on Death Row

Methods of Execution Used in Capital Punishment

Death Row Exonerations, 1973–2007

Women on Death Row Are Still Rare

Federal Prison Inmates, by Most Serious Offense, 2003

State Prison Inmates, by Offense, Gender, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2003


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