U.S. Corrections Population Still Dropping Slowly

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The number of adults in prisons and jails or on probation or parole dropped for the ninth consecutive year in 2016, although the decline that year was less than one percent, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported on Thursday. The total at year's end 2016 was 6,613,500 people, about 62,700 fewer than a year earlier, a .9 percent drop . . .

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