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Prisoners in 1996

NCJ Number
Date Published
June 1997
15 pages
Publication Series
The Federal and State prison population increased by 5 percent from the end of 1995 to the end of 1996, when the population totaled 105,544 Federal inmates and 1,076,625 State inmates.

This annual Bulletin reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend. It compares the increase in the prison population during 1996 with that of the previous year and gives the 5 and 10-year growth rates. The Bulletin reports the number of male and female prisoners, the incarceration rates for States, and data on prison capacities and use of local jails because of prison crowding.

Date Published: June 1, 1997