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Advocates: Tell Us Who Belongs in Prison

Subtitles: Is the Door is Closing on the Criminal Justice Reform Movement? What Do Americans Want Regarding Prison Policy? What do Americans Want from Cops? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins […]

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Jail Populations Increasingly Female and White. Females Increase 48%

On December 31, 2013, U.S. jails held an estimated 731,570 inmates. In addition to sentenced offenders and convicted offenders awaiting their sentences, this total included unconvicted men and women who had pending court action on a current charge. At yearend 2013, the nation’s local jail authorities also oversaw 46,770 people who were under community supervision, […]

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Females confined in jails increase by 18 percent-males decline-jails in the US

County and city jails held an estimated 744,600 inmates at midyear 2014, which was significantly lower than the peak population of 785,500 inmates at midyear 2008 per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The number of females confined in county and city jails increased by 18 percent between midyear 2010 and 2014. During that same […]

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National State Prison Populations Decline for the First Time Since 1972

Dear readers: As predicted multiple times throughout Crime in America.Net, prison and county/city jail populations will continue to decline.  State prisons and jail systems simply do not have the money to continue the current rates of incarceration. State prison and local jail system will continue to shed population for the next five years until the recovery creates […]

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First decline in the U.S. jail population since 1982

See our analysis after the summary: WASHINGTON – As of midyear 2009, 767,620 inmates were held in custody of county and city jail authorities, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. During the 12-month period ending June 30, 2009, the local jail population declined […]

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Crime Statistics: No Prison Sentences for Most Felony Convictions

New Article The original article below was created in 2010, and we attempted to update it in 2016. We made some minor adjustments but after review, we believe that it remains accurate and useful. However, we offered an updated post in 2014 on the same topic at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/2014/01/13/42-percent-of-felony-convictions-result-in-a-sentence-to-prison-33-percent-go-to-jail/, and we suggest that you include it in […]

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