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2,299,116 prisoners were held in federal or state prisons or in local jails – an increase of 1.8% from yearend 2006, less than the average annual growth of 2.6% from 2000-2006.
1,528,041 sentenced prisoners were under state or federal jurisdiction.
The number of women under the jurisdiction of state or federal prison authorities increased 2.5% from yearend 2006, reaching 115,308, and the number of men rose 1.5%, totaling 1,479,726.
BJS’s official measure of the prison population is the count of prisoners under the jurisdiction or legal authority of state and federal correctional officials (1,613,740 in 2009)
The majority (70%) of offenders under correctional supervision at yearend 2009 were supervised in the community (5,018,900) either on probation or parole, remaining relatively unchanged since 2000 (71%).