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  NCJ Number: NCJ 136949     Find in a Library
  Title: Survey of State Prison Inmates, 1991
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1993
  Page Count: 38
  Annotation: Based on data collected through in-depth interviews with 13,986 State prison inmates, this report presents a detailed statistical profile of current inmates. The survey represents the largest database on prisoners in State institutions and offers a resource for evaluating the effectiveness of correctional policies.
  Abstract: This is the fourth nationally representative survey of inmates; basic variables examined were sex, race, Hispanic origin, age, marital status, education, work before entering prison, income, and veteran status. The report describes the offenses for which inmates were convicted, sentences that inmates were serving and time they had already served, and data on alien inmates. Family background variables discussed here include parental drug or alcohol abuse, incarceration of family members, and physical or sexual abuse. Other topics covered in detail include inmates' criminal history, victim characteristics, and inmate weapon possession and use. The report also focuses on gang membership, drug abuse, HIV infection, drinking and participation in alcohol abuse programs, inmate participation in prison programs, and security level of inmate housing. 64 figures
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics ; State correctional facilities
  Index Term(s): Violent offenders ; Home environment ; Criminal histories ; Offender profiles ; Drug-abusing inmates ; Offense characteristics ; Alien criminality
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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