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  NCJ Number: NCJ 145864     Find in a Library
  Title: Comparing Federal and State Prison Inmates - 1991
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): C W Harlow
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1994
  Page Count: 27
  Annotation: Corrections data are presented.
  Abstract: This report presents data collected by a collaborative effort in 1991 involving the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This effort represented the first joint survey of prisoners held in State and Federal prisons. Interviews were conducted among inmates housed in 53 Federal prisons and 273 State prisons. The State sample consisted of approximately 14,000 prisoners; the Federal sample consisted of approximately 6,600 prisoners. The interviews sought information concerning the inmates' social and criminal histories. Findings compare and contrast offenses, sentence lengths and time to be served, criminal histories, drug and alcohol use, weapons used, personal and family characteristics, incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and activities since incarceration. A section discussing methodology also is included. A listing of other BJS reports is provided. Tables
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections research
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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