A new Bureau of Justice Statistics study shows that 2.2 million people were behind bars in June 2006 -- an increase of 2.8 percent from 2005. It's an all-time high, ABC News reports. The incarceration rate has gone up about 17 percent since 2000. One reason for the jump? An increase in parole violators going back to prison.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
U.S. sets record for incarceration
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