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NCJ Number: NCJ 215092     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 2005
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Paige M. Harrison ; 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: 11/2006
Page Count: 13
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report describes the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2005 with the previous year, and presents prison growth rates since 1995.
Abstract: The report also provides the number of male and female prisoners on December 31, 2005, and the rates of incarceration by jurisdiction. It includes the number of prisoners held at yearend in the U.S. Territories and Commonwealths, in military facilities operated by or for the Bureau of Immigration and Custom Enforcement. Data are presented on prison capacities and the use of local jails and privately operated prisons. Estimates are provided on the number of sentenced prisoners by age, gender, race, and Hispanic origin, and type of offense. Highlights include: (1) 14 States had prison population increases of at least 5 percent, led by South Dakota (up 11.9 percent), Montana (up 10.9 percent), and Kentucky (up 10.4 percent); (2) 11 States experienced prison population decreases, led by Georgia (down 4.6 percent), Maryland (down 2.4 percent), Louisiana (down 2.3 percent), and Mississippi (down 2.2 percent); and (3) State prisons were operating between 1 percent below and 14 percent above capacity; Federal prisons were operating at 34 percent above capacity. Tables, notes
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): State correctional facilities ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal prisoners
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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