Prisoners in 2007

Source: Heather C. West and William J. Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCJ 224280, December 2008

This report presents data from the National Prisoner Statistics program. It describes the change in the prison population during 2007 and also the characteristics of the 1,598,316 prisoners under state or federal jurisdiction on December 31, 2007. Additionally, it provides the imprisonment rates and age, race, gender distributions for the 1,532,817 prisoners sentenced to more than one year. It quantifies changes in prison admissions and releases, inmates held in custody, prison capacity, and components of the total incarcerated population.

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