Wisconsin’s Prison Population Declines After 150 Years
Madison, Wis . — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has reported a sustained decline in the state’s prison population after more than a century-and-a-half.
Between fiscal years 2007 and 2010, the population fell about seven percent, the largest decline in state history. Read more
Conn. Inmate Population Could Hit 5-Year Low
HARTFORD, Conn.— Policy analysts in Connecticut say ongoing efforts to combat recidivism and treat nonviolent offenders in community settings should push the state’s prison population to a five-year low.
The inmate population during the first week of December averaged 18,187, but the latest number still stands marginally above the level the division projected one year ago.Read more
WASHINGTON — The number of state prison inmates decreased for the first time in almost 40 years, according to a survey of departments of correction throughout the United States.
The number of inmates housed under state jurisdiction declined by more than 5,300 to just over 1.4 million during the twelve months since Dec. 31, 2008, according to the survey by the Pew Center on the States. Read more
Prison and Jail Inmate Population Growth Slows
WASHINGTON — The corrections population in the United States increased by less than 1 percent during 2008, the smallest annual increase in almost a decade, according to the most recent federal statistics. Read more