Last updated on: 6/17/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

NEW: Incarcerated Felon Population in the US by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2008

– NEW: Incarcerated Felon Population in the US by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2008 – As of 2008, US state and federal prisons housed a total of 1,544,634 inmates. In state prisons, the majority of the prisoners (52.4%) are in for violent crimes, while in federal prisons most inmates (52.0%) are in for drug related offenses.