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  NCJ Number: NCJ 151654     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 1994
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): A. J. Beck ; D. K. Gilliard
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/1995
  Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This count of Federal and State prisoners for 1994 is based on an advance count of prisoners conducted for the National Prisoner Statistics Program.
  Abstract: The total number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Federal and State correctional authorities was 1,053,738 at year end 1994. During the year, the States and the District of Columbia added 77,847 inmates, and the Federal system added 5,447. Although the 1994 growth rate (8.6 percent) nearly equaled the average annual percentage increase since 1980, the increase of 83,294 was the second largest yearly increase on record. State and Federal prisons housed two-thirds of all persons incarcerated in the United States; the other third were in local jails. Prisoners with a sentence of more than 1 year accounted for 96 percent of the total prison population at the end of 1994. During 1994, prison populations increased in 16 States by at least 10 percent. Texas reported the largest increase (28.5 percent), followed by Georgia (20.3 percent), Nevada (16 percent), Virginia (14.6 percent), and Wisconsin (14.1 percent). Three States and the District of Columbia experienced less than 2-percent growth. 18 tables
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): State correctional facilities ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal prisoners
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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