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NCJ Number: 158021 Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners at Midyear 1995
Author(s): D. K. Gilliard; A. J. Beck
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 1995
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The number of State and Federal prison inmates increased by 89,404 during the 12 months ending June 30, 1995, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Abstract: This is the largest 1-year population increase the Justice Department has recorded. At the end of June, there were 1,104,074 men and women incarcerated in the Nation's prisons. During the past 12 months, the State prison population increased by 9.1 percent and the Federal prison population by 6.1 percent, which is the equivalent of 1,719 new prison beds every week. On June 30, 1995, State prisons held 1,004,608 inmates, and Federal prisons held 99,466. State and Federal prisons, which house primarily convicted felons who are serving sentences of 1 year or more, hold approximately two-thirds of the more than 1.5 million adults incarcerated in the United States. The other third are held in locally operated jails. The incarceration rate for State and Federal inmates sentenced to more than 1 year reached 403 per 100,000 U.S. residents on June 30, 1995. Texas led the Nation with 659 sentenced inmates per 100,000 State residents, followed by Louisiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. During the last decade, the number of African-American inmates in State, Federal, and local jails and prisons has increased at a faster pace than the number of white inmates. Although the number of black and white inmates was almost equal in 1994, the incarceration rate for blacks was much higher. 8 tables, 1 figure, and notes about inmates in particular States
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Federal correctional facilities; Federal prisoners; State correctional facilities
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