November 2, 2005
DOJ Report: Prisoners in 2004
Here. "Highlights include the following:
- Ten States had increases of at least 5%, led by Minnesota (up 11.4%), Idaho (up 11.1%), and Georgia (up 8.3%).
- Eleven States experienced prison population decreases, led by Alabama (down 7.3%), Rhode Island (down 2.8%), New York (down 2.2%),
- Local jails housed 74,378 State and Federal inmates (5.0% of all prisoners)."
The Nation's prison population grew 1.9% in 2004, reaching 1.5 million inmates.
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