U.S. Prison Population

Mr. Greenfield talked about a recent report on populations in federal, state and local prisons. The report states that the total… read more

Mr. Greenfield talked about a recent report on populations in federal, state and local prisons. The report states that the total prison population in the United States was approximately 2.2 million people. Around half the prisoners were incarcerated for violent offenses, twenty percent for drug-related offenses, twenty percent for property crimes, and ten percent for public order crimes. Approximately seven percent were women. The report shows that while there was a decrease in the national crime rate, the number of inmates in prisons had increased, and the majority of prisoners were repeat offenders. Mr. Greenfield responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 2, 2003

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  • Aug 02, 2003 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 02, 2003 | 11:05am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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