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Prisoners in 1998

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August 1999
16 pages
Allen J. Beck Ph.D.; Chistopher J. Mumola
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This document contains statistical data on the total number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Federal or State adult correctional authorities at the end of 1998.
At the end of 1998, 1,302,019 prisoners were under the jurisdiction of Federal or State adult correctional facilities. The Nation's prison population grew 4.8 percent, which was less than the average annual growth of 6.7 percent since 1990. More than 1,825,000 US residents were in either jail or prison. Relative to the United States total population, the rate of incarceration in prisons was 461 sentenced inmates per 100,000 residents, up from 292 in 1990. On December 31, 1998, one in every 113 men and one in every 1,754 women were sentenced prisoners under the jurisdiction of State or Federal authorities. State prisons were operating at between 13 and 22 percent above capacity, and Federal prisons were operating at 27 percent above capacity. Tables, notes
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