It is estimated that more than one in every 100 adults in the United States will serve time in jail or prison; that’s an all-time high. Here is a recent analysis of prison populations.
[one_half]USA and territories. Incarcerated population Number of inmates in 2008
|Federal and state prisons||1,518,559|
|Immigration CE facilities||9,957|
|Jails in Indian country||2,135|
There are over 100 national and international affiliates that are associated with coordinating and publicizing the efforts of their member organizations in the world wide effort to rehabilitate prison inmates. Thresholds, in whatever states it operates is organized and focused on local inmate problems and solutions. Indeed, according to the U.S. Dept of Justice, local governments spend more on criminal justice than state governments or the federal government. See accompanying graph.
Source: Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice
The Thresholds goal is to train them in decision making so they can live productively and not make the mistakes that will return them to jail.
Note: Justice Bureau Data in graph does not include intergovernmental expenditures such as federal grants; but these dollars are included as direct expenditures by the recipient government when they are spent for salaries, supplies, and so on.