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NCJ Number: 149209 Find in a Library
Title: Absconders and Parolees From Work Release, January-June 1993
Author(s): E S Humphrey
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Albany, NY 12226
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Bldg 2
Harriman Office Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a 6-month overview of absconders and parolees from New York State Department of Correctional Services' long-term release facilities.
Abstract: During this period, there were 14,910 inmates in work release. Of this number, 1,907 were declared absconders, producing an overall abscondence rate of 12.8 percent. Abscondence rates varied by type of temporary release program, with CASAT traditional work-release participants having the highest rate at 29.5 absconders per 100 participants, while regular day reporters had the lowest rate (6.6 percent). The overall parole rate was 24.5 parolees per 100 participants. In terms of the demographic and legal characteristics of the two populations, absconders and parolees, there were more similarities than differences. Most notable among the differences were prior involvement in the criminal justice system, time served in general confinement facilities, gender, drug usage, and race/ethnicity. Absconders were more likely than parolees to have served prior jail or prison sentences, to have spent less time in general confinement facilities before transfer to work-release facilities, to be male, to have used crack or opiates, and to be Hispanic or African-American. Other data address crime category, minimum sentence, initial security classification, time served before program entrance, county of commitment, region of birth, dominant language, marital status, children, veterans status, and MAST (Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test) score. 17 tables and 6 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Escape; New York; Parole violations; Parolees; Work release
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