Growth In Prison And Jail Population Slowing; 16 States Report Declines In The Number Of Prisoners

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Press Release, March 31, 2009

As of June 30, 2008, state and federal correctional authorities had jurisdiction or legal authority over 1,610,584 prisoners. Additionally, 785,556 inmates were held in custody in local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today.
See also:
Prison Inmates at Midyear 2008 – Statistical Tables
Jail Inmates at Midyear 2008 – Statistical Tables

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