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Press Releases and Bureau of Prison Statistics 2008

Inmate Population

Total population: 201,142
Total sentenced population: 183,457
Inmates in BOP facilities: 165,690
Inmates in privately-managed secure facilities1: 23,095
Inmates in other contract facilities2: 12,357

1 Includes inmates housed in privately-managed secure facilities under contract with the BOP or with a state or local government that has an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the BOP.
2 Includes inmates housed in community corrections centers, home confinement, jail/short-term detention, contract juveniles, and long-term boarders.



Inmate Breakdown


Inmates By Security Level
Minimum: 17.1 %
Low: 38.4 %
Medium: 28.8 %
High: 11.1 %
Unclassified1: 4.5 %

Inmates By Gender
Male: 187,660 (93.3 %)
Female: 13,482 (6.7 %)

Inmates By Race
White: 114,905 (57.1 %)
Black: 79,266 (39.4 %)
Native American: 3,524 (1.8 %)
Asian: 3,447 (1.7 %)

Ethnicity
Hispanic: 64,099 (31.9 %)

Inmate Age
Average Inmate Age: 38

Citizenship
United States: 147,568 (73.4 %)
Mexico: 34,951 (17.4 %)
Colombia: 3,023 (1.5 %)
Cuba: 1,739 (0.9 %)
Dominican Republic: 2,991 (1.5 %)
Other/Unknown: 10,870 (5.4 %)

These inmates have not yet been assigned a security level.



Sentence Imposed

Less than 1 year: 3,436 (1.8 %)
1-3 years: 22,741 (12.2 %)
3-5 years: 27,873 (15.0 %)
5-10 years: 55,474 (29.9 %)
10-15 years: 36,141 (19.5 %)
15-20 years: 16,271 (8.8 %)

More than 20 years: 17,939 (9.7 %)
Life: 5,847 (3.1 %)
Death: 50

* Data is only calculated for cases where sentencing information is available.



Types of Offenses

Drug Offenses: 97,553 (52.5 %)
Weapons, Explosives, Arson: 27,615 (14.9 %)
Immigration: 20,103 (10.8 %)
Robbery: 9,111 (4.9 %)
Burglary, Larceny, Property Offenses: 6,736 (3.6 %)
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery: 8,790 (4.7 %)
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping Offenses: 5,596 (3.0 %)
Miscellaneous: 2,082 (1.1 %)
Sex Offenses: 5,740 (3.1 %)
Banking and Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement: 953 (0.5 %)
Courts or Corrections: 704 (0.4 %)
Continuing Criminal Enterprise: 564 (0.3 %)
National Security: 107 (0.1 %)

* Data calculated for those with offense-specific information available.



Staff Breakdown

Staff By Race/Ethnicity
White (Non-Hispanic): 22,850 (63.8 %)
African American: 7,620 (21.3 %)
Hispanic: 4,047 (11.3 %)
Asian: 741 (2.1 %)
Native American: 537 (1.5 %)
Other: 14


Staff By Gender
Male: 25,916 (72.4 %)
Female: 9,894 (27.6 %)

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