Female federal and state prisoners and local jail inmates,* 1990-2003 (line graph): 2003: state prisoners, 89,544; jail inmates, 81,650; federal prisoners, 11,635. The number of female state prisoners and jail inmates increased sharply between 1990 and 2000; the number also increased from 2000 to 2003, but less dramatically.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics online. Available from: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook

*Based on 1 day counts.