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Little change over the last 10 years.
According to 2010 statistics, there were 7.1 million of the U.S. population under supervision of adult correctional authorities. This represents about 3% of the adult U.S. population.
For those under 18 years of age, 7,560 were in jail and 2,295 in prison.
"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime."
Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet (Oct. 16, 1854 - Nov. 30, 1900)