U.S. Prison Population Hits All-Time High: 2.3 Million Incarcerated

The Justice Department has released a new report showing the nation's prison and jail population reached a record 2.3 million people last year. The report notes that in the 10 largest states, prison populations increased "during 2006 at more than three times (3.2 percent) the average annual rate of growth (0.9 percent) from 2000 through 2005." The new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that in the first half of 2007 the growth rate slowed, but prison admissions growth...Full Story
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