North Dakota

Justice in Crisis: Justice Fellowship's Call to Action

There are approximately 7 million adults under the supervision of state and federal correctional authorities in the United States. This means that 1 out of every 33 adults in the United States is on probation, in prison, or on parole.  In addition, over 700,000 people will be released from prison this year, but approximately 280,000 (40%) of them will return to prison within three years of release.  Justice Fellowship is committed to reforming the justice system so communities are safer, victims are respected, and offenders are transformed.   We look forward to partnering with you to fulfill this mission.

North Dakota Criminal Justice Overview

  • 1 in 66 adults in the criminal justice system
  • Taxpayer burden: $39,271 per prisoner per year
  • Adults in prison: 1,513
  • Adults in jail: 1,190
  • Adults on probation: 4,791
  • Adults on parole: 427
  • Rate of juveniles (per 100,000) in residential placement: 240


*Statistics generated from reports by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons 2000-2011; Probation and Parole in the United States (2013); Prisoners in 2013, Vera Institute of Justice (The Price of Prisons), 2010 CensusOffice of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Provention 2011 and various department of corrections' websites.


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