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From 2007 to 2017, incarceration rates in both prisons and jails decreased by more than 10%. The incarceration rate among state and federal prisoners sentenced to more than a year dropped by 13%, from 506 prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2007 to 440 prisoners per 100,000 in 2017. The prison incarceration rate dropped by 2.1% from 2016 to 2017. The jail incarceration rate decreased by 12%, from 259 jail inmates per 100,00 U.S residents in 2007 to 229 jail inmates per 100,000 residents in 2017. These findings were reported in “Jail Inmates . . .
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