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PRISON POPULATION DECLINED IN 26 STATES DURING 2011
WASHINGTON – Twenty-six state departments of corrections reported decreases in their prison population during 2011, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported today. California reported the largest decline...