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Author:Scafuri, Jenna

The U.S. local jail population has declined for the second consecutive year, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report titled Jail Inmates at Midyear 2010-Statistical Tables. The report presents data on numbers of jails as well as analyzes patterns of growth and decline in jail populations. Included in the report are statistical tables that present data on rated capacity of jails, percentage of capacity occupied and capacity added. The jail population declined by 2.4 percent between June 2009 and June 2010 from 767.434 inmates to 748,728. This follows a 2.3 percent decline in 2009 and is the second time the jail population has declined since BJS began the Annual Survey of Jails in 1982. The report provides estimates of jail admissions and details the volume of movement among the jail population. The jail incarceration rate in 2010 was the lowest since 2003--242 jail inmates per 100.000 U.S. residents. A breakdown of the total numbers of jail inmates by sex, race. and Hispanic origin is also included. To view the report, visit

More than 20 states in the United States have changed or are considering making changes to their policies on trying juveniles as adults, according to State Trends: Legislative Changes from 2005-2010 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System, a report released by the Campaign for Youth Justice. Fewer youths are being sent to adult court due to a five-year...

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