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  NCJ Number: NCJ 224280     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 2007
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Heather C. West ; William J. Sabol Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/2008
  Page Count: 26
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents data on prisoners under jurisdiction of Federal or State correctional authorities on December 31, 2007, collected from the National Prisoner Statistics series.
  Abstract: This annual report compares changes in the prison population during 2007 to changes from yearend 2000 through yearend 2006. It provides data on the imprisonment rates for prisoners sentenced to more than 1 year by jurisdiction; the number of males and females in prison; age, race, and gender distributions; admissions and releases; the number of inmates in custody in State and Federal prisons and local jails; and custody incarceration rates. It also includes the count for inmates held within facilities operated by and for the military, U.S. territories, Indian country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and juvenile authorities. See also the jointly released Probation and Parole in the United States, 2007--Statistical Tables (NCJ 224707). Highlights include the following: (1) at yearend 2007, Federal and State prisons and local jails held just under 2.3 million inmates (2,293,157), and the number of inmates incarcerated in prison or jail increased by 1.5 percent during the year; (2) about 1 in 198 United States residents was imprisoned with a sentence of more than 1 year in a Federal or State prison; and (3) the Federal prison population experienced the largest absolute increase of 6,572 prisoners, followed by Florida (up 5,250 prisoners), Kentucky (up 2,457 prisoners), and Arizona (up 1,945 prisoners). 10 tables, 2 figures, and 19 additional appendix tables
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; Correctional facilities ; Federal correctional facilities ; Correctional institutions (adult) ; Local government ; State correctional facilities ; Corrections annual reports ; Corrections trends
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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