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Prison Populations and State Incarceration Rate Data

View state totals and incarceration rates for prisoners under the jurisdiction of state or federal correctional authorities.

Federal and state authorities accounted for more than 1.6 million prisoners at the end of 2010. That’s about 497 sentenced prisoners per 100,000 residents – a rate that varies greatly throughout the country.

Data below shows prison populations and incarceration rates for each state. Statistics are compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.
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