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NCJ Number: 119970 Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Parole 1988
Author(s): S Kline
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: During 1988 the number of adults on probation or parole increased to record-high levels.
Abstract: An estimated one out of every 49 adults in the United States were under some form of correctional supervision on a given day in 1988. One in every 27 men and one in every 194 women were being supervised. The probation population showed a 4.9 percent gain over the previous year's count. The increase occurred in every region, with the West and the Northeast reporting the highest gains and the South the lowest. The parole population grew 12.5 percent during 1988. Among the regions of the country, the parole populations in the Northeast showed the largest percentage increase during the year; States in the Midwest had the slowest growing parole population. More than 80 percent of those released from prison receive supervision in the community. Prisoners enter parole supervision either by a discretionary parole board decision or by fulfilling the conditions for a mandatory release. 4 tables.
Main Term(s): Parole statistics; Probation statistics
Index Term(s): Criminal justice statistics; Uniform parole reports
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