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NCJ Number: NCJ 147036     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 1993
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): D K Gilliard ; A J Beck
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents data on inmates in State and Federal correctional facilities as of the end of 1993.
Abstract: The number of inmates under the jurisdiction of State or Federal prison authorities at the end of 1993 was 7 percent higher than the count a year earlier. Since 1980, the number of inmates nationwide has grown by 619,060, an average of 47,600 per year or more than 900 additional inmates per week. The 1993 growth rate translates into an average of more than 1,254 additional inmates each week. Over the last 10 years, 22 jurisdictions have reported prisoner increases of 100 percent or more. During 1993, five States, the District of Columbia, and the Federal prison system had increases of 10 percent or more. During 1993, the average growth in the number of sentenced State and Federal inmates was equal to a demand for 1,215 additional bedspaces per week, approximately 106 more than the average weekly growth in 1992. Most jurisdictions are operating above facility capacity. Inmate data show that returned conditional-release violators, drug offenders, and an increased probability of incarceration given arrest are the most significant factors in inmate population increases. 17 tables and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; Prison overcrowding
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: From Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, June 1994.
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