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Public Safety, Public Spending: Forecasting America's Prison Population 2001-2011 (Pew Charitable Trusts)

  • Organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Thursday, February 15, 2007
  • Submitted: Thursday, February 15, 2007
  • Attachment(s): PDF | HTM

According to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the number of inmates in U.S. prisons will rise nearly 13% during the next five years. The study, "Public Safety, Public Spending," predicts inmate population increases will cost states up to $27.5 billion in new operating and construction expenses. The study's authors attribute the growth to mandatory minimum sentences and declines in the number of prisoners granted parole

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