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Title: New Jersey Department of Corrections Annual Offender Characteristics Report December 31, 1994
Corporate Author: New Jersey Dept of Corrections
Office of Policy Analysis and Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report has been developed to provide information regarding selected offender characteristics in each correctional complex, major institution, and satellite housing unit under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Corrections on December 31, 1994.
Abstract: The selected characteristics compiled in this report are base offense at admission, total term at admission, ethnicity, age, county of commitment, and mandatory minimum terms. Forty- five percent of all New Jersey Department of Corrections residents were committed for crimes against persons that include homicide, sexual assault, aggravated/simple assault, assault, robbery, kidnapping, other sex offenses, and other person offenses. Thirty-three percent of all Department of Corrections residents have been committed for narcotics law violations, including possession, sale, and distribution; over 90 percent of all narcotics law violations are sale/distribution offenses. Thirty-seven percent of all New Jersey Department of Corrections residents were committed with maximum statutory sentences of 10 years or more. Fifty-three percent of all adult residents housed in the State system have sentences that include parole ineligibility terms. Fifty-two percent of all residents in the New Jersey Department of Corrections are 30 years of age or younger; the median age for inmates in adult facilities is 29. Sixty-four percent of New Jersey Department of Corrections residents are black, and 19 percent are white; 17 percent are Hispanic. Of the 21 New Jersey counties, nine account for 79 percent of total State correctional residents. Extensive tabular and graphic data
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Demography; Inmate characteristics; New Jersey
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