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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National News Correspondent 

Latest Stats Show America's Continued Love Affair with Mass Incarceration


October 12, 2023

The number of men housed in prisons are increasing again

Preliminary data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) revealed a notable increase in the number of individuals held in local jails nationwide. As of midyear 2022, the incarcerated population stood at 663,100, marking a 4% surge compared to the previous year's 636,100. This surge is part of a more significant trend that has seen jail admissions rise by 6.6% from July 2021 to June 2022, totaling 7.3 million entries. However, the figure is still 37% lower than ten years prior, when admissions peaked at 11.6 million.

According to the new data, of the incarcerated population in mid...

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