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  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
A staggering 7 million people—one in 32 U.S. adults—were on probation or parole or locked behind bars at the end of 2005, according to U.S. Justice Department statistics. Of that total, 2.2 million were in prison or jail.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Melvin Rhodes
Four and one-half million Americans were on probation or parole in 1999, with 1.86 million more behind bars, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The 6.3 million under some form of correctional supervision set another all-time high in a decade of steadily climbing numbers.