One in 31 adults in the United States are either incarcerated, on probation or parole. For those of you who appreciate numbers and statistics, did you know that according to the Pew Center on the States Web site it reported that over $52 billion a year is spent on corrections and recidivism rates remain stubbornly high.
Between 1995 and 2005, corrections spending from Illinois’ general fund rose by 70%, from $705 million to 1.2 billion. During that time, the states prison population increased by 18% to 44,919. The population is projected to grow to 49,497 by 2011. Prison population today in Illinois is 48,324 averages age 36.4. Statistics break down 45.490 are Male inmates 94.1%, 2,834 are female 5.9%. Race: Blacks 57.0% 27,527, Whites 14,251 29.5%, Hispanic 6,321 13.1%, Asian 161, 0.3%, American Indian 64, 0.1%. Out of 27 adult correctional centers in Illinois 49.6% are from Cook County with 23,990, Will county 1,662, 3.4% Winnebago County 1,595, and 3.3%.
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