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NCJ Number: 156086 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Statistics of Sri Lanka
Corporate Author: Sri Lanka Prison Headquarters
Sri Lanka
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 73
Sponsoring Agency: Sri Lanka Prison Headquarters
Columbo 9,
Sale Source: Sri Lanka Prison Headquarters
150, Baseline Road
Columbo 9,
Sri Lanka
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Sri Lanka
Annotation: This report presents statistics on the convicted and unconvicted prisoners in Sri Lanka in 1993, noting that 61.8 percent of persons entering prison during the year were sentenced for drug law offenses and excise offenses.
Abstract: In addition, 83.2 percent of persons sentenced to prison received sentences of less than 1 year. Admissions to the training school for youthful offenders increased, while the number of female prisoners declined. The report lists the prisons and presents statistics on the numbers and classifications of correctional personnel, the admissions and numbers of unconvicted prisoners, the average length of time spent on remand, the numbers of convicted offender admitted to each institution from 1989-93, inmate characteristics such as age and race, types of offenses involved, capital punishment, and juvenile corrections. Tables, maps, figure, chronology, and glossary
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Foreign inmates; Sri Lanka
Note: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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