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NCJ Number: 156987 Find in a Library
Title: Census of Prison Inmates, 1993
Author(s): P Southey; P Spier; N Edgar
Corporate Author: New Zealand Dept of Justice
New Zealand
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Wellington, New Zealand
Publication Number: ISBN 0-477-07687-4
Sale Source: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Private Box 180
New Zealand
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: This report presents statistics on the New Zealand inmate population during 1993 and compares them to those contained in previous censuses.
Abstract: The numbers of inmates housed in New Zealand prison are presented in terms of total populations, payment defaulters, sentenced inmates, and remand prisoners. The section on sentenced inmates presents an inmate profile and statistics on sentence length, previous time in custody, current offense, classification status, gang membership, psychological and psychiatric supervision, medication, work parole, home leave, participation in employment and other programs, and young offenders. This most recent of four biennial censuses reports a drop in the number of sentence inmates. This decrease results from changes in legislation which has encouraged alternative sanctions for property offenders whenever possible, and modified release provisions for inmates. Since these censuses began, there has been a decline in the number of inmates affiliated with gangs. 45 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Foreign correctional systems; Foreign inmates; Inmate statistics; New Zealand
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