Wisconsin’s Prison Population Declines After 150 Years

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has reported a sustained decline in the state’s prison population after more than a century-and-a-half.

Conn. Inmate Population Could Hit 5-Year Low

Policy analysts in Connecticut say ongoing efforts to combat recidivism and treat nonviolent offenders in community settings should push the state’s prison population to a five-year low.

Population Report

The number of state prison inmates decreased for the first time in almost 40 years, while the federal inmate population peaks.

Prison and Jail Inmate Population Growth Slows

The corrections population in the United States increased by less than 1 percent during 2008, the smallest annual increase in almost a decade, according to the most recent federal statistics.