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GRAPHIC UTAH: BEHIND BARS

Although Utah has struggled for years with problems of prison crowding, the proportion of Utah's population that is behind bars is considerably less than that of other intermountain states.

State Prisoners* per 100,000 population

Nevada 452

Arizona 329

Wyoming 203

Colorado 181

New Mexico 180

Montana 158

Idaho 154

UTAH 117

U.S. AVERAGE 244

One-year sentences or longer

Source: U. S. Justice Department, 1988.