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NCJ Number: 156675 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Populations in the United States, 1993, Executive Summary
Author(s): T L Snell
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=747 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This summary of data on correctional populations in the United States for 1993 encompasses the number and characteristics of persons in jails, on probation, in prisons, and on parole.
Abstract: Local jails held an estimated 456,000 adults, or approximately 1 in every 419 adult U.S. residents, on June 30, 1993, a 3.4-percent increase over the jail population a year earlier. The jail incarceration rate among blacks was almost six times that of whites; a small number of jails held a disproportionate share of all inmates. Increasing jail capacity kept pace with the growing population, and jail staff increased at a faster rate than inmates. Annual jail expenditures exceeded $9.6 billion. More than 2.8 million adults were on probation on December 31, 1993; probationers composed 58 percent of all adults under correctional supervision in 1993. The number of adults on probation increased by 1.1 percent between year-end 1992 and 1993. An estimated 909,000 men and women were in the custody of State and Federal prisons at year-end 1993; approximately 94 percent of inmates were men; 48 percent were white, and 51 percent were black. An estimated 671,000 adults were on parole at year-end 1993, an increase of 2.0 percent from 1992. 1 table and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Inmate statistics; Jail statistics; Parole statistics; Probation statistics
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Executive Summary, October 1995.
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