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NCJ Number: 251149 Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 2016
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): E. Ann Carson Ph.D.
Date Published: 2017
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Summary)|PDF (Full Report)
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6187 
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) bulletin presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State and Federal correctional authorities at yearend 2016, including admissions, releases, noncitizen inmates, and inmates age 17 or younger.
Abstract: Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities at year-end 2016, including admissions, releases, noncitizen inmates, and inmates age 17 or younger. The report describes prisoner populations by jurisdiction, most serious offense, and demographic characteristics. Selected findings on prison capacity and prisoners held in private prisons, local jails, the U.S. military, and U.S. territories are also included. Findings are based on data from BJS's National Prisoner Statistics program, which collects data from state departments of correction and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Highlights include: the number of prisoners under state and federal jurisdiction at year-end 2016 (1,505,400) decreased by 21,200 (down more than 1%) from year-end 2015; the federal prison population decreased by 7,300 prisoners from 2015 to 2016 (down almost 4%), accounting for 34% of the total change in the U.S. prison population; State and Federal prisons had jurisdiction over 1,458,200 persons sentenced to more than 1 year at year-end 2016; the number of females sentenced to more than 1 year in state or federal prison increased by 500 from 2015 to 2016; and the imprisonment rate in the United States decreased 2%, from 459 prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents of all ages in 2015 to 450 per 100,000 in 2016.
Main Term(s): Inmates
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Corrections; Corrections statistics; Corrections trends; Federal prisoners; Prison Population
Note: This resource is part of the BJS Prisoners Series.
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