U.S. Prison Population Continues to Grow

The number of inmates incarcerated in the United States grew by 2.6 percent from midyear 2004 to midyear 2005, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
 
As of June 30, 2005 — the latest date comprehensive inmate population
statistics are available — there were 2,186,230 inmates in the United
States. About two-thirds of the inmate population was incarcerated in state and federal prisons, while the remaining inmates were housed in local jails. Read more, HERE.

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