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

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

1 Out of 138 U.S. Residents in Prison

From  "A new government report shows our prison population is soaring.

  • 1 of every 138 U.S. residents are in jail.
  • The prison population grew by 900 inmates per week between 2003 and 2004.
  • 8,000 more prisoners were admitted to federal prisons than were released.
  • 2.1 million people are housed in our prisons and jails."

Story here.  [Mark Godsey]

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