Jail Inmates Decrease by Three Million People

Observations The number of jail admissions declined from a peak of 13.6 million in 2008 to 10.6 million in 2016. The percentage of female inmates increased from 2000 (11%) to 2016 (15%). About half (48%) of the jail population was white, up from 42% in 2000. In comparison, the percentage of black inmates declined from […]

Observations The number of jail admissions declined from a peak of 13.6 million in 2008 to 10.6 million in 2016. The percentage of female inmates increased from 2000 (11%) to 2016 (15%). About half (48%) of the jail population was white, up from 42% in 2000. In comparison, the percentage of black inmates declined from […]

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