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NCJ Number: 182991 Find in a Library
Title: Offenders Returning to Federal Prison, 1986-97
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): William J. Sabol Ph.D.; William P. Adams; Barbara Parthasarathy; Yan Yuan
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: September 2000
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
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The Urban Institute
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes offenders returning to Federal prison within 3 years of release and their time served upon return.
Abstract: Comparisons are made of offenders returning for technical violations of supervision conditions and offenders returning for new crimes. Additionally, the Special Report presents the return rate for offenders sentenced pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act and offenders sentenced pursuant to sentencing law and policies in effect prior to the implementation of the Sentencing Reform Act. Some of the major findings include the following: The proportion of offenders returning to Federal prison within 3 years increased from 11.4 percent of those released during 1986 to 18.6 percent of those released during 1994; 60 percent returned following a technical violation of release conditions, 30 percent following a conviction for a new offense, and 10 percent for other violations. Offenders convicted of a violent offense returned to prison at a higher rate (32 percent of releases) than those convicted of a property (17 percent), public-order (15 percent), or drug (13 percent) offense. 7 tables and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Offender statistics
Index Term(s): Drug offenders; Federal prisoners; Inmate statistics; Offense statistics; Property crimes; Public order offenses; Recidivism statistics; Recidivists; Violent crimes; Violent offenders
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