The Bureau of Justice Statistics' Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2006 bulletin is here. (Bulletin revised 6/27/2007)
WASHINGTON -- During the 12 months that ended June 30, 2006, the nation’s prison and jail populations increased by 62,037 inmates (up 2.8 percent), to total 2,245,189 inmates, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported today. State and federal inmates accounted for 70 percent of the increase. At midyear 2006, two-thirds of the nation’s incarcerated population was in custody in a state or federal prison (1,479,179), and the other one-third was held in local jails (766,010).
The full press release is here. (Press release revised 6/28/2007)