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NCJ Number: 200248 Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 2002
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Paige M. Harrison; Allen J. Beck Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: July 2003
Page Count: 14
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
Box 6000
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United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=921 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2002 with that of the previous year, and gives the prison growth rates since 1995.
Abstract: The report also provides the number of male and female prisoners on December 31, 2002. It includes incarceration rates for the States and the five highest and five lowest jurisdictions for selected characteristics, such as the growth rate, number of prisoners held, and incarceration rates. Tables present data on prison capacities and the use of local jails and privately operated prisons. Estimates are provided on the number of sentenced prisoners by offense, gender, race, and Hispanic origin. Highlights include the following: Between July 1, 2001, and December 31, 2001, the number of inmates under State jurisdiction increased by 15,713; on December 31, 2001 State prisons were operating between 1 percent and 16 percent above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 33 percent above capacity; at yearend 2000, 49 percent of State prisoners were serving time for violent offenses, up from 47 percent in 1995.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Federal correctional facilities; Inmate statistics; State correctional facilities
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