Efforts to reduce overcrowding Iowa's prisons have been continued into a second year after beginning in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new data from the state.  

As of June 14, Iowa's prison population was 7,744 people, the Legislative Service Agency reported. That's an increase of only 52 people compared to the previous year, a change of less than 1%.

Learn more at https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2021/07/09/iowa-prison-population-releases-and-admissions-declined-during-height-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic/7905337002/