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Title: Nation's Probation and Parole Population Reached Almost 3.9 Million Last Year
Author(s): Jodi M. Brown; Allen J. Beck
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 14, 1997
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
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Type: Statistics
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the Nation’s probation and parole population as of the end of 1996.
Abstract: Almost 3.9 million adult men and women were on probation or parole at the end of 1996, an increase of about 128,000 during the year. The number of offenders being supervised in the community on probation or parole increased 3.4 percent during 1996, compared to the 3.3 percent annual average since 1990. As of December 31, the total number of adults under correctional supervision--incarcerated or in the community--reached a new high of 5.5 million, or 2.8 percent of the US adult population, about one in every 35 adults. At the end of the year, 3,180,363 adult offenders were on probation. An additional 704,709 adults were on parole, which is conditional, supervised release following a prison term; parolees are subject to re-incarceration for rule violations. Almost all of the offenders on parole (96 percent) had served a felony sentence. Women represented a growing percentage of the probation and parole populations nationwide (21 percent of all probationers and 11 percent of all parolees). Just over one-third of probationers and nearly half of parolees were black, while two-thirds of probationers and half of parolees were white. Tables, notes
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections statistics; Parole; Parole statistics; Parolees; Penology; Probation; Probation statistics; Probationers
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