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NCJ Number: 149234 Find in a Library
Title: Offenders in New Jersey Correctional Institutions on December 31, 1991 by Selected Characteristics
Corporate Author: New Jersey Dept of Corrections
Division of Policy and Planning
Bureau of Parole
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Division of Policy and Planning
Bureau of Parole
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Trenton, NJ 08628
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This statistical report focuses on the following characteristics of New Jersey inmates in correctional institutions and satellite housing units as of December 31, 1991: base offense at admission, total term at admission, ethnicity, age, county of commitment, and mandatory minimum terms.
Abstract: The most significant statistical findings include that 51 percent of the prison population had committed crimes against persons (including homicide, sexual assault, assault, and robbery) and that 32 percent had committed narcotic law violations. Forty-four percent were committed with maximum statutory sentences of 10 years or more. Sixty-three percent of the prison population was black, while 18 percent was white and 16 percent Hispanic. Nearly half of the inmates were under 29 years old. Of the 21 New Jersey counties, seven (Atlantic, Hudson, Essex, Camden, Union, Passaic, and Monmouth) accounted for 72 percent of the total State inmates; in fact, with 20 percent Essex County is the highest contributor. Mandatory minimum sentences had been imposed on 54 percent of all adult residents.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections trends; Inmate records; Inmate statistics; New Jersey
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