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Austin American-Statesman
June 21, 2013

McCaul said Obama administration plans to reduce detention beds, releasing hundreds of dangerous criminals
By Michael McCaul

According to a Feb. 11, 2010, outside analysis, when the number of detainees surged more than 60 percent to 385,524 from fiscal 2005 through fiscal 2009, few of them had criminal convictions. The study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found that detainees "without any criminal conviction doubled between fiscal 2005 and (fiscal) 2009," the study said, when they accounted for 73 percent of detainees. However, the share of detainees with criminal convictions reached 43 percent in the first three months of fiscal 2010, the study said, as increases in overall detainees leveled out.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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