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Study: In NC, 1 in 38 in jail, prison, probation

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RALEIGH — A new study shows that one in 38 people in North Carolina was in jail, in prison, on parole or on probation last year.

The Pew Center on the States released a report Monday also shows the rate at which people are being incarcerated in the state has nearly doubled since 1982. There also has been a slight increase in the rate at which people are being put on probation.

Still, the state is below the national average. More than 7.3 million people – about one in 31 adults – are currently under correctional control in the United States.

In all, more than 181,400 people were in correctional control in North Carolina for at least part of 2007. Of those, about 112,000 were on probation and 38,000 were in prison.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A new study shows that one in 38 people in North Carolina was in jail, in prison, on parole or on probation last year.

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