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NCJ Number: 120010 Find in a Library
Title: Perspectives on the Future of Institutionalized: Facts From the Prison Population Through the Last Two Decades
Author(s): L Krantz; M Rosander; L Somander
Corporate Author: Sweden National Correctional Admin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Sweden National Correctional Admin
Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Number: PSF PM 1989:2
Format: Document
Language: Swedish
Country: Sweden
Annotation: Characteristics of Sweden's prison population as it changed throughout the 1970's and 1980's are reviewed in preparation for projecting the prison population in the coming decades.
Abstract: Past criminal justice statistics are used to compose a picture of the characteristics of the institutionalized by age, sex, main offense for incarceration, sentence length, percentage of first-time incarceration, and immigration status. The drug use among inmates and prevalence of known HIV infection among the incarcerated are considered. The report looks at the psychological status of the inmate population and the correctional and community resources and methods used to treat institutionalized persons. Among other trends, the report finds a gradual increase in first-time incarcerates from 1970-1988, a near doubling of the percent of inmates who abuse drugs (as well as a sharp increase of serious abusers), and an increase in violent and sexual crimes among inmates. Charts and appended statistical tables.
Main Term(s): Prison management
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Future trends; Inmate health care; Inmate statistics
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