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NCJ Number: 162843 Find in a Library
Title: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996
Series: BJS Bulletins
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: January 1997
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents information and statistics on the number of inmates in the Nation's prisons and jails at midyear 1996.
Abstract: Between July 1, 1995, and June 30, 1996, the Nation's prison population increased by 5.3 percent, less than the average annual growth of 7.7 percent since 1990. Four States had 12-month growth rates of more than 14 percent; these were Nebraska, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon. Two States and the District of Columbia recorded declines: District of Columbia, down 6.9 percent; New Hampshire, down 0.7 percent; and Connecticut, down 0.2 percent. At midyear 1996 there were an estimated 420 prison inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents, up from 292 at year-end 1990. On June 28, 1996, an estimated 518,492 inmates were held in the Nation's local jails, up from 507,044 at midyear 1995. The 12- month increase of 2.3 percent in the jail population was significantly below the average annual increase of 4.2 percent since 1990. In 1996 jails reported their lowest occupancy rates in 12 years. At midyear jails were operating at 8 percent below their rated capacity (562,020). Since 1990 the number of jail inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents has increased from 163 to 196. 10 tables and 1 figures
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Federal prisoners; Jail statistics; State correctional facilities
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