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Title: Alaska Justice Forum
Journal: Alaska Justice Forum  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1991)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: University of Alaska
Justice Center
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These articles discuss the progress of Alaska in complying with Federal requirements regarding the incarceration of juveniles, the number of female inmates, and homicide trends in Alaska.
Abstract: Between 1976 and 1989, Alaska has sharply reduced the number of violations of the Federal requirement that juveniles in adult facilities be separated from adults by sight and sound. However, achieving full compliance with this and other requirements will remain extremely difficult in Alaska due to weather and vast distances. At the end of 1989, the number of female inmates reached a record of 40,556, although females represent only 5.7 percent of the total prison population. Alaska's homicide rate has been below the national average in 1988, 1989, and 1990. In addition, the homicide statistics do not seem to correlate positively with claims of increasing drug abuse in Alaska. Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Homicide; Juveniles in adult facilities
Index Term(s): Alaska; Female inmates
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