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

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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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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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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August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of August 25, 2018
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* As of August 25, 2018.

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