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  NCJ Number: NCJ 164619     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 1996
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): C. J. Mumola ; A. J. Beck
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/1997
  Page Count: 15
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: The Federal and State prison population increased by 5 percent from the end of 1995 to the end of 1996, when the population totaled 105,544 Federal inmates and 1,076,625 State inmates.
  Abstract: The number of female inmates increased 9.1 percent during the year; at the end of the year 6.3 percent of the inmates were females. State prisons were operating at 16-24 percent above capacity and Federal prisons were operating at 25 percent over capacity at the end of the year. California, Texas, and the Federal system together held one in every three prisoners in the Nation. Fifteen states with fewer than 5,000 inmates each together held only 3 percent of the country's prisoners. The prison population of 12 States increased by at least 10 percent in 1996. Among the factors underlying the increase in the State inmate population between 1985 and 1995 include increases in admissions and declines in annual release rates, an overall increase in the percentage held for drug law offenses offset by declines in violent and property percentages, and sharp increases in violent offenders among white inmates and in drug offenders among black inmates. Tables and notes about specific jurisdictions
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): State correctional facilities ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal prisoners
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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