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  NCJ Number: NCJ 181643     Find in a Library
  Title: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1999
  Document URL: Text PDF Other (Press Release) 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2000
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: Reports the number of inmates in State and Federal prisons and local jails at mid-year 1999, the total incarceration rate per 100,000 residents in each State, the amount and percent change for the year and since 1990, and the direction of the trends.
  Abstract: The report also provides the number of persons supervised by jail authorities outside of jail facilities, in programs such as electronic monitoring, house detention, community service, or work release. The report provides estimates of the rate of incarceration in prison and jail, by gender, race/Hispanic origin, and age at mid-year 1999. Highlights include the following. From year-end 1990 to mid-year 1999 the rate of incarceration increased from 1 in every 218 U.S. residents to 1 in every 147. State, Federal, and local governments had to accommodate an additional 83,743 inmates per year (or the equivalent of 1,610 new inmates per week). In the year ending June 30, 1999 the number of inmates held in jail rose by 13,481, in State prison by 34,238, and in Federal prison by 10,614. The rate of increase was the lowest since 1979 (prisons) and 1996 (jails). 13 tables and 1 figure
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Work release ; Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; Trend analysis ; Crime patterns ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal prisoners ; Electronic monitoring of offenders ; House arrest
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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