Commentary and information about public safety and security, intelligence and counterintelligence, open government and secrecy, and other issues in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Report: Prisoners in 2004

The US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a bulletin entitled Prisoners in 2004. It was released in October 2005.

The 14-page bulletin provides state-by-state statistical information about prisoners incarcerated in federal and state prisons.

At 11.1% growth, Idaho ranked second (just below Minnesota at 11.4%) for the largest growth of state prison population during the period 12/31/03 to 12/31/04. This helps explain why Idaho is now lodging approximately 300 of its state prisoners in other states.

In addition to prison capacities, the bulletin discusses the ethnic distribution of prisoners and the crimes resulting in incarceration.


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