Nation’s Prison Population Dropped 2 Percent in 2015

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Donaldson Prison, Bessemer Al. Photo by David Krajicek

The national inmate total fell in 2015--the largest single year drop since the incarcerated population began declining in 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, which also reported the lowest rate of U.S. adults (1 in 37) under correctional supervision since the high-crime era of 1994.
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