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NCJ Number: NCJ 217199     Find in a Library
Title: Veterans in State and Federal Prison, 2004
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Margaret E. Noonan ; Christopher J. Mumola
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2007
Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: Using the 2004 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, this report presents data on the military and criminal backgrounds of incarcerated veterans, uses new measures to describe their substance abuse and dependence histories, and provides a detailed measure of their mental health problems.
Abstract: The report compares incarceration rates for veterans and nonveterans in the United States populations and describes trends from 1986 to 2004 in the prevalence of military service among inmates. The report also examines characteristics of incarcerated veterans who served in the 1990-91 Gulf War and the Afghanistan/Iraq operations since 2001. Highlights include the following: (1) the percentage of veterans among State and Federal prisoners has steadily declined over the past three decades, according to national surveys of prison inmates conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics; (2) in 2001, 10 percent of State prisoners reported prior service in the U.S. Armed Forces, down from 12 percent in 1997 and 20 percent in 1986; and (3) the majority of veterans in State (54 percent) and Federal (64 percent) prison served during a wartime period, but a much lower percentage reported seeing combat duty (20 percent of State prisoners and 26 percent of Federal). Tables, figures
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): US Armed Forces ; Correctional facilities ; Correctional institutions (adult) ; Federal government ; Veterans ; Military correctional treatment ; Inmate characteristics ; Corrections trends
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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