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Has the portion of the U.S. population incarcerated in federal prison increased or decreased since 1980?

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Between 1980 and 2014, the federal prison population increased from 25,000 to 216,000, or by about 8.6 times. During the same period, the U.S. population increased from 228 million to 318 million, or by 47%.

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