Every five to seven years since 1972, the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released a comprehensive report that presents data on incarcerated persons in the US. The most recent report, the fifth in the series on correctional populations, has just been released and provides detailed information for 1996, a year in which 3.2 million were on probation, 510,400 were in jail, 1,127,528 were in prison, and 704,709 were on parole. The full report and an executive summary are available as ASCII or .pdf files. Users may also download each of the eight report sections individually in .pdf format. Supporting spreadsheets (.wk1) for each section may be downloaded in a compressed format (.zip).