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Tue April 16, 2013

DOJ: Prison Inmate Population Shows Modest Decline

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 2:04 pm

After decades of increasing inmate populations in the U.S., researchers are seeing a slow but steady decline in the number of men and women behind bars. Big states like California, New York and Texas are leading the way in developing alternatives to incarceration — in an effort to trim prison budgets.