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NCJ Number: 158862 Find in a Library
Title: Projection of Female Correctional Populations in Texas, FY (Fiscal Year) 1996-2000
Author(s): E Benson; P Martinez; M Trimble; J Wu
Corporate Author: Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
Austin, TX 78711
Sale Source: Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
P.O. Box 13332, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents projections for female correctional populations in Texas for fiscal years 1996 to 2000.
Abstract: Like the September 18, 1995, projection-of-correctional- population report, this report projects the "duty-to-accept population" and "transitional population" of females in county jails waiting transfer to prison. The "duty to accept population" is the number of State inmates waiting transfer to prison for more than 45 days and for which the State is legally liable under its duty to accept. The "transitional population" is the number of State inmates waiting for transfer to prison for less than 45 days and for which the State is not legally liable under its duty to accept. Both populations are projected in this report. This projection shows that no "duty-to-accept" female population is projected between September 1995 and March 1997. This means that for this period the State can accept and have capacity to meet the projected demand for female correctional space. A "duty-to- accept" population of 116 female inmates is projected starting in April 1997, increasing to 714 inmates by August 1997. This population will increase steadily to 1,337 by August 1998, 2,383 by August 1999, and 2,925 by August 2000. The female population serving time in State jails is projected to increase rapidly as the State jail system is fully implemented. By August 1996 this population is projected to be 1,178; it is projected to increase to 2,505 by August 1997. The State jail female population will fill the capacity of the State jail system allocated for females by January 2000, with a population of 4,040 inmates. 9 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Female inmates; Inmate statistics; Prison population prediction; Texas
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