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Prisoners in 1998

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 1999
16 pages
Publication Series
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.

Reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 1998 with that of the previous year, and gives the growth rates since 1990. This annual 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. During 1998 the number of female prisoners rose by 6.5%, greater than the increase in male prisoners (4.7%). On December 31, 1998, State prisons were operating at between 13% and 22% above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 27% above capacity.

Date Published: August 1, 1999