U.S. Prison Population

James Lynch and Michael Jacobson talked about population trends in U.S. federal and state prisons, jails, and people on parole and… read more

James Lynch and Michael Jacobson talked about population trends in U.S. federal and state prisons, jails, and people on parole and probation. Topics included the size and growth of the correctional population, reasons for imprisonment, the demographics of the correctional population, changes in sentencing laws and procedures, and how other state and federal legislation and initiatives are affecting the nation’s correctional institutions. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

This program is part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Michael Jacobson Executive Director Vera Institute of Justice
  • James Lynch Director Department of Justice->Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 4, 2012

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  • May 04, 2012 | 9:18am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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