1/28/2015 - Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US, 1980-2013 - The total correctional population in the US grew from 1,840,400 in 1980 to 6,899,000 in 2013. In 1980 there were 319,598 people in prison, and by 2013 that population had expanded to 1,574,700 inmates. See the trends in various US correctional populations over the last 30 years in our new chart and graph.
1/28/2015 - Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2012 - US state and federal prisons housed a total of 1,511,497 inmates as of 2012. In state prisons, 53.8% of the prisoners were convicted of violent crimes, while in federal prisons 56.0% were convicted of drug-related offenses. Our updated chart shows statistics for all categories of crime.
1/26/2015 – Updated stats, pros, and cons on felon disenfranchisement and race – Get updated statistics on the US prison population by race and gender. Plus you can read pro and con statements from US Attorney General Eric Holder (pro); Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (con); Washington Post editorial board (pro); Wall Street Journal editorial board (con); and others in response to our question "Are felon disenfranchisement laws a form of racial discrimination?"
1/23/2015 - 101 Books Cited ProCon.org in 2014 – a 48.5% Increase over 2013 – Authors who have cited ProCon.org in the past include Glenn Beck, Mark Bittman, Newt Gingrich, Stefan Halper, Dick Morris, Condoleezza Rice, Michael Schmoker, Tavis Smiley, and Joseph Stiglitz.
1/21/2015 - ProCon.org referenced 462 times by media outlets in 2014 - News organizations such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Forbes, Rolling Stone, PBS, and ESPN cited and linked to our research 462 times in 2014, a 34% increase over 2013.
1/9/2015 - 50 Famous Quotes about Critical Thinking - Read illustrated quotes about critical thinking from Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other famous thinkers from Aristotle to Howard Zinn.
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