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  • yessuhrd yessuhrd Feb 14, 2007 2:38 PM Flag

    Study: Prison population on the rise

    Pew Repor(t) also covered in USA Today, 14 Feb. A-3?: 13% prison population incfrtease during the next five years, costing states up to $27.5 billion in new operating and construction expenses. 1.72 million prison population in 2011, up from est 1.53 million at end of last year. Such an increase would
    roughly equal the current popluation of the fed prison sys.
    Inc fueled by mand min sent, declines in inmates granted paroles, and crack downs on crime (meth and sex offenders). Expected one-third or more growth: Mont, Al, Id, and Verm. Mont grestest increase with 41%; half of all pris their
    are recidivists. (Note to self: contact fed judge golfing buddy from Mont.) / # of female inmates will rise at faster rate (16%) than males 12%). Florida will join Cal and Texas by 2011 in having over 100,000 inmates. Louisiana with highest incarcertaion rate 835/100,000 residents will jump to 859 by 2011./ Richard Berk, prof of crim and stats at UPa called Pew's analysis "cautious."/ Strongly suggest you buy
    today's USA Today edition for your files./ The Huss

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