4. While Carl said:
3. RYH answered:
Additionally:Summary findingsOn December 31, 2007 —
- – 2,293,157 prisoners were held in federal or state prisons or in local jails – an increase of 1.5% from yearend 2006, less than the average annual growth of 2.6% from 2000-2006.
– 1,532,817 sentenced prisoners were under state or federal jurisdiction.
- – there were an estimated 506 sentenced prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents – up from 501 at yearend 2006.
- – the number of women under the jurisdiction of state or federal prison authorities increased 1.7% from yearend 2006, reaching 114,420, and the number of men rose 1.8%, totaling 1,483,896.
100X250=25000, not 250,000.Weekly Population Report
Total Federal Inmates: 201,424 (Last updated on December 25, 2008 )
The weekly population report is generated every Thursday at 12:00 a.m.
Still the question is a very good one: why move so many prisoners at once?