Last updated on: 7/1/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

NEW: Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US, 1980-2009

NEW: Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US, 1980-2009 – The total correctional population in the US grew from 1,840,400 in 1980 to 7,255,800 in 2009. In 1980 there were 319,598 people in prison, and by 2009 that population had expanded to 1,524,513 inmates. See the trends in various US correctional populations over the last 30 years in our new chart and graph.