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Title: Colorado Department of Corrections Statistical Report, Fiscal years 1992 and 1993
Corporate Author: 2862 South Circle Drive
Colorado Department of
Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 53
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents figures and tables detailing Colorado's offender characteristics, corrections department capacities, and trend data for fiscal years 1992 and 1993.
Abstract: The data reveal that Colorado's average jurisdictional inmate population has increased 255 percent since 1979, when the average population was 2,556 inmates. In 1993 the average population was 9,068 inmates. In 1979 the legislature changed sentences from indeterminate to determinate terms and made parole mandatory at half the sentence. In 1985 penalties were doubled for the presumptive upper range. The presumptive range was reduced for certain nonviolent crimes in 1993. An estimated 2,400 beds will be needed by the year 1999, when the inmate population is projected to be 12,182. The State's incarceration has steadily increased in recent years. Escapes have declined from a high of 49 in 1990 to only 12 in 1992. Additional figures and tables on inmates and parolees and appended information on specific correctional facilities
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Colorado; Corrections trends
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