From year-end 2007 to year-end 2008, the U.S. prison population grew at the slowest rate (0.8 percent) since 2000.

Author:Gormsen, Lia
Position:Inter Alia - Brief article
 
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From year-end 2007 to year-end 2008, the U.S. prison population grew at the slowest rate (0.8 percent) since 2000, reported the Bureau of Justice Statistics in its report Prisoners in 2008. The annual report compares data on prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 2008 with data from year-end 2000 through year-end 2007. The findings cover data on imprisonment rates for prisoners sentenced to more than one year by jurisdiction; the number of males and females in prison; and age, race and gender distributions. The report also includes information on inmates held within facilities operated by and for the military, U.S. territories, Indian country, Immigration and...

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