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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

DOJ Report: Prisoners in 2004

Here.  "Highlights include the following:

    The Nation's prison population grew 1.9% in 2004, reaching 1.5 million inmates.

  • 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)."

[Jack Chin]

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