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Press Release Prisoners at Yearend 2009 - Advance Counts

Heather C. West, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

June 23, 2010    

Presents data on prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities on December 31, 2009, collected from the National Prisoner Statistics series. This report compares changes in the prison population during 2009 to changes from yearend 2000 through yearend 2008 and explores semi-annual growth trends in the prison population from yearend 2006 through yearend 2009.

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