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NCJ Number: 203947 Find in a Library
Title: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2003
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Paige M. Harrison; Jennifer C. Karberg
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2004
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
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on prison and jail inmates, collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Annual Survey of Jails in 2003.
Abstract: This annual report provides for each State and the Federal system, the number of inmates and the overall incarceration rate per 100,000 residents. It offers trends since 1995 and percentage changes in prison populations since midyear and yearend 2002. The midyear report presents the number of prison inmates held in private facilities and the number of prisoners under 18 years of age held by State correctional authorities. It includes total numbers for prison and jail inmates by gender, race, and Hispanic origin as well as counts of jail inmates by conviction status and confinement status. The report also provides findings on rated capacity of local jails, percent of capacity occupied, and capacity added. Standard errors for jail estimates are provided in the appendix tables of the electronic version of this report. Highlights include the following: 1) Prison population increased by 40,983, the largest increase in 4 years; 2) at midyear 2003, a total of 3,006 State prisoners were under age 18, adult jails held a total of 6,869 persons under age 18; 3) local jails were operating 6 percent below their rated capacity, in contrast, at yearend 2002 State prisons were operating 1 percent and 17 percent above capacity, and Federal prisons were 33 percent about their rate capacity; and 4) in the year ending June 30, 2003, the smaller State prison systems had the greatest percentage increase: Vermont (up 12.2 percent), Minnesota (up 9.4 percent), and Maine (up 9.1 percent).
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Corrections statistics; Federal prisoners; Female inmates; Inmates; Jail statistics; Juvenile inmates; Juveniles in adult facilities; Minorities; Privatization in corrections; State correctional facilities
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