September 16, 2014
Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. prison population increased for first time since 2009
U.S. state and federal prisons held about 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012. This was the first increase in the prison population since 2009. BJS updated its dynamic online Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool for prisoners with 2013 data.
Read more in Prisoners in 2013 (NCJ 247282) and access prisoner data now at the CSAT home page. Also see corrections to Prisoners in 2012: Trends in Admissions and Releases (NCJ 243920).