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NCJ Number: 210186 Find in a Library
Title: New Jersey Department of Corrections: Offender Characteristics Report, 2004
Corporate Author: New Jersey Dept of Corrections
Office of Policy Analysis and Planning
United States of America
Date Published: December 2004
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
New Jersey Dept of Corrections
Trenton, NJ 08625
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United States of America

New Jersey Dept of Corrections
Office of Policy Analysis and Planning
P.O. Box 863
Trenton, NJ 08625
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistics on offender characteristics (base offense at admission, total term at admission, ethnicity, age, county of commitment, and mandatory minimum term) for each correctional complex, major institution, and satellite housing unit under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Corrections on January 12, 2004.
Abstract: Forty percent of all correctional facility residents were committed for crimes against persons, which included homicide, sexual assault, aggravated/simple assault, assault, robbery, kidnapping, other sex offenses, and other person offenses. Of all residents, 35 percent had been committed for narcotics-law violations, including possession, sale, and distribution; 82 percent of the drug offenses involved sale/distribution. The medium length of confinement was 5 years. Thirty-one percent were committed with maximum sentences of 10 years or more; 4 percent were serving life sentences, and 14 offenders had been given capital sentences. Corrections residents with sentences having parole ineligibility terms constituted 63 percent of the confined population. Forty-three percent of all corrections residents were 30 years old or younger, with the median age of inmates being 32. Sixty-four percent of the inmates were Black, 19 percent were White, and 17 percent were Hispanic. Of the 21 New Jersey counties, 10--Atlantic, Bergen, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, and Union--accounted for 84 percent of the inmates; Essex County had the highest percentage at 18 percent. Extensive tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate characteristics; Inmate statistics; New Jersey; Offense statistics; Sentencing statistics
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