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Publication Prisoners in 1998

Allen J. Beck, Ph.D., Christopher J. Mumola, Bureau of Justice Statistics

August 15, 1999    NCJ 175687

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.

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