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exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-5-23 17:29
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Number of inmates. 1920 to 2006. (absolute numbers) General US population grew only 2.8 times in the same period, but the number of inmates increased more than 20 times.
7,225,800 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2009.
A graph showing the incarceration rate under state and federal jurisdiction per 100,000 population 1925-2008. Does not include prisoners held in the custody of local jails, inmates out to court, and those in transit. The male incarceration rate is roughly 15 times the female incarceration rate.Incarceration in the United States is one of the main forms of punishment and/or rehabilitation for the commission of felony and other offenses. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. At year-end 2009 it was 743 adults incarcerated per 100,000 population.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) 2,266,800 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2010 — about .7% of adults in the U.S. resident population.  Additionally, 4,933,667 adults at year-end 2009 were on probation or on parole. In total, 7,225,800 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2009 — about 3.1% of adults in the U.S. resident population.
In addition, there were 86,927 juveniles in juvenile detention in 2007.