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September 6, 2006

A who's who for the California prison population

A helpful reader from the Public Policy Institute of California "noticed that in [my] California prison thread, there was no mention of a recent demographic report ... which contains some interesting insights into the prison population."  This post corrects the omission by providing this link to the report, which is entitled "Who’s In Prison? The Changing Demographics of Incarceration."   Here is an overview:

This issue of California Counts examines in detail the new demographics of California's prisons.  Since 1990, the number of prisoners in California has risen three times faster than the state's overall adult population, to almost 168,000 prisoners in 2005.  Researchers also found that adults younger than 25 account for a declining segment of the prison population while the share of adults 50 and older has nearly tripled, and that the state's San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire regions contribute disproportionately to the inmate population.

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I am a mother, my son was just sentenced to 16 years.

Posted by: cheryl cupp | Oct 30, 2006 6:31:39 PM

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