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The US Department of Justice released a report Wednesday showing that the US prison population is headed in the wrong direction, and is not going to keep going down any time soon.
The department, however, said it found the prison population to be in a downward spiral, with about 1.1 million people currently behind bars.
The report also noted that there are now 3.3 million people in federal prisons.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics said that there were 3.8 million people incarcerated in the US in 2016, down from 4.2 million in 2016.
But while the US is still home to some of the largest populations in the world, the department said that the number of people behind bars has declined by 7.7 percent since 1990.
In comparison, the number has risen by 5.5 percent over the past decade.
The United Kingdom has one of the highest incarceration rates in the developed world, and according to the report, its population has also declined.
While the US population is growing, the rate of people in prison is dropping, according to a separate report released by the Brookings Institution.
The Brookings Institution found that the proportion of people incarcerated has dropped from 26.7 to 19.4 percent, while the number behind bars rose from 8.6 million to 11.1 billion.
In 2016, there were about 2.3 billion people in US prisons, down slightly from 3.9 billion in 2015.
That’s compared to 2.5 billion people the previous year, according the report.
However, the report noted that while the prison numbers have fallen in recent years, the prison populations are still growing, especially in states with the highest imprisonment rates.
And while the country has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, the US has a population that has grown by 5% in the past three years.
The population has increased by 4.3%, according to Brookings, and the overall prison population has grown from 5.2% in 2016 to 5.8% in 2020.
In 2019, the largest prison population in the United States was in Illinois, which had nearly 541,000 people behind bar, according ToppleBoom.com.
The state has a per capita incarceration rate of about 675, and its per capita prison population grew by more than 50% between 2007 and 2016.