28, 2003, compared to 72,787 the previous
year (3.5% increase).
Inmates released from prison in
February 2003 served an average
of 82.6% of their sentences.
1,713 (83.1%) of the inmates
released in February 2003 had one
or more sentences that fell under
the minimum 85% of sentence
served law. As noted on the cover
this month, 71.2% of all inmates in
prison on February 28, 2003 were
serving a MINIMUM of 85% of their
There were 7,427 inmates age 50
or older in prison on February 28,
2003. This is an increase of
12.6% since last year (6,596
inmates on February 28, 2002).
The last escape from a secure
perimeter was in April 2000.