Last updated on: 1/28/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US, 1980-2013

Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US, 1980-2013 – The total correctional population in the US grew from 1,840,400 in 1980 to 6,899,000 in 2013. In 1980 there were 319,598 people in prison, and by 2013 that population had expanded to 1,574,700 inmates. See the trends in various US correctional populations over the last 30 years in our new chart and graph.