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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.

See state-specific data in our collection of state fact sheets below.

State Fact Sheets

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in North Carolina

    The average offender in North Carolina released in 2009 served 2.7 years in custody, 86% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in North Dakota

    The average offender in North Dakota released in 2009 served 2 years in custody, 54% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in Oklahoma

    The average offender in Oklahoma released in 2009 served 3.1 years in custody, 83% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in Oregon

    The average offender in Oregon released in 2009 served 3.2 years in custody, 32% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in Pennsylvania

    The average offender in Pennsylvania released in 2009 served 3.8 years in custody, 32% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

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