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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 South Carolina

    The average offender in South Carolina released in 2009 served 2.3 years in custody, 33% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in South Dakota

    The average offender in South Dakota released in 2009 served 1.3 years in custody, 24% less than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in Tennessee

    The average offender in Tennessee released in 2009 served 1.9 years in custody, 6% less than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in Texas

    The average offender in Texas released in 2009 served 2.8 years in custody, 32% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

    • State Fact Sheet
    June 6, 2012

    Time Served in Utah

    The average offender in Utah released in 2009 served 3 years in custody, 17% more than the average offender released in 1990. more

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