An October 2020 press release from the US Department of Justice reported a decline in the US imprisonment rate with the imprisonment rate in 2019 representing a 17% decrease from 2009 and a 3% decrease from 2018, marking the 11th consecutive year that there has been a decrease. There was also a reported decline in the jail incarceration rate by 12% between 2008 to 2018, from 258 inmates per 100,000 US residents in 2008 to 226 per 100,00 in 2018, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The total prison population in the United States fell from 1,464,400 in 2018 to 1,430,800 in 2019, representing a 2% decrease. This marked the 5th consecutive year there has been a decrease of at least 1% in the prison population. Jails also experienced a decline in total admissions, with 10.7 million admissions in 2018, a 21% decline from 2008. However, there is still a long way to go since according to estimates from the Prison Policy Initiative, it will be 2044 when the federal prison population returns to pre-mass incarceration levels and 2088 when state prison populations return to pre-mass incarceration levels.