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Prisoners in the United States, 1990–2006

Year Total inmates Federal prisoners State prisoners Local jails
1990 1,148,702 58,838 684,544 405,320
1995 1,585,586 89,538 989,004 507,044
2000 1,935,7531 133,921 1,176,269 621,149
2001 1,961,2471 143,337 1,180,155 631,240
2002 2,033,0221 151,618 1,209,331 665,475
2003 2,082,7281 159,275 1,225,659 691,301
2004 2,131,1801 169,370 1,241,034 713,990
2005 2,186,2301 175,954 1,255,514 747,529
2006 2,245,1891 181,622 1,290,200 766,010
1. Total counts include federal inmates in non-secure privately operated facilities (6,143 in 2000, 6,192 in 2001, 6,598 in 2002, 6,471 in 2003, 7,065 in 2004, 7,144 in 2005, and 7,357 in June 2006).
Source: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2006, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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