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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

States with the Longest Prison Terms

The report, “Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms,” measured the average prison sentence for prisoners, the average time served, and the increased costs associated with keeping criminals incarcerated for longer. Based on the report, 24/7 Wall St. identified the states with the longest prison stays in the country. According to the report, the states with the longest average prison stays, ranging from 3.1 years per inmate to 4.3 years, grew the most in the past two decades. In eight of the 11 states listed here, average time served increased 32% or more. The average increased 83% in Oklahoma and nearly doubled in Virginia. Of these states, eight were among the 15 with the largest increases.
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Judy Morris,
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