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Old 04-22-2002, 06:59 PM
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Post News article: Feds imprisonment increasing...

> Tough on crime, but hardly smart
>
> by: By VINCENT SCHIRALDI
>
> New Justice Department prison data released last
> week is showing two dramatically different trends.
> While state prison populations are leveling off and,
> in many cases, declining, the federal prison
> population continues to grow at an unprecedented
> rate.
>
> From June 2000 to June 2001, the Bureau of Justice
> Statistics reported that the cumulative prison
> population of the 50 states and the District of
> Columbia grew by 0.4 percent. During that same
> period, the population of the Federal Bureau of
> Prisons increased by 7.2 percent or 18 times the
> rate of the state prison system.
>
> To read the rest of the article, go to:
>
> http://timesunion.com/ss.asp?s=81094&c=O
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