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NCJ Number: 155526 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Briefing on State Jail Felon Dynamics
Author(s): P Martinez; M Gidseg; B Bryan; S Beggs; E Benson; N Pino
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
Austin, TX 78711
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
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Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In September 1994, a new State jail sentencing system took effect in Texas; under this system, offenders who commit State jail felonies will be eligible to serve time in the State jail system rather than be sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Abstract: State jail felon legislation enacted in 1993 covers several offenses, including forgery; unauthorized vehicle use; burglary; drug possession; criminally negligent homicide; nonsupport; and injury to children, elderly individuals, or disabled individuals. The legislation stipulates that an offender is automatically probated upon conviction of a State jail felony and that an offender can also be punished with up to 2 years in a State jail facility. State jail felon estimates are provided for the seven largest counties in Texas. Data concern offender sentences, offenses, prior felony convictions, and the jail felon population in State jails. 55 charts
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Felony; Inmate statistics; Jail statistics; Offender statistics; Offense statistics; Sentencing statistics; State crime statistics; State laws; Texas
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