Nation’s Prison Population Dropped 2 Percent in 2015
The Crime Report
December 29, 2016

“Driven by a drop in the federal prison population, the national inmate total fell nearly 2 percent last year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) said today.

“A similar drop in the number on probation meant that some 6,741,400 people around the nation were supervised by adult correctional systems at year’s end in 2015. That included 2,248,000 in state prisons and jails, and 196,500 in federal prisons. In all, 1 in 37 U.S. adults were under correctional supervision, the lowest rate since the high-crime era of 1994.”

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