The nation's prisons and jails held 57,600 more inmates in June 2003 than at the same time the previous year, according to a recent report from the Justice Department. The number of state and federal prisoners increased 2.9 percent over this period, the largest increase since 1999.

To view the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2003, visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs.
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