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State Fact Sheets: Time Served

The length of time served in prison has increased markedly over the last two decades, according to Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms, a new report from Pew's Public Safety Performance Project. Prisoners released in 2009 served an average of nine additional months in custody, or 36 percent longer, than offenders released in 1990.

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