Number of U.S. federal inmates in 2018, by sentence imposed

Number of sentenced prisoners under federal jurisdiction in the U.S. in 2018*, by sentence imposed

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Number of U.S. federal inmates in 2018, by sentence imposed This statistic shows the number of sentenced prisoners under federal jurisdiction in the U.S. as of August 2018, by sentence imposed. As of August 25, 2018, around 4,719 prisoners were sentenced for life.
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Number of sentenced prisoners under federal jurisdiction in the U.S. in 2018*, by sentence imposed

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Percentage of prisoners
Less than 1 year5,367
1-3 years19,475
3-5 years19,167
5-10 years42,947
10-15 years35,851
15-20 years19,328
More than 20 years23,320
Life4,719
Death57
Percentage of prisoners
Less than 1 year5,367
1-3 years19,475
3-5 years19,167
5-10 years42,947
10-15 years35,851
15-20 years19,328
More than 20 years23,320
Life4,719
Death57
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
This statistic shows the number of sentenced prisoners under federal jurisdiction in the U.S. as of August 2018, by sentence imposed. As of August 25, 2018, around 4,719 prisoners were sentenced for life.
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