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NCJ Number: 41007 Find in a Library
Title: MAINE - BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS - POPULATION PROJECT FOR ADULT MALES
Author(s): C WHITTENBERGER
Corporate Author: Maine Bureau of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Maine Bureau of Corrections
Augusta, ME 04333
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY IS A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF MAINE'S LAW REVISION CODE ON THE ADULT PRISON POPULATION, WITH MAJOR CHANGES IN THE CODE DESCRIBED AND SUMMARIZED.
Abstract: THE PROJECTIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE ESTIMATES BASED SOLELY ON CHANGES IN THE LAW, CHANGES IN SENTENCING, AND THE MAINE STATE PRISON STATISTICAL REPORT. THE PROJECTED SENTENCES ARE BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT COURTS WILL CHANGE THEIR ACTUAL SENTENCES IN PROPORTION TO THE CHANGE IN THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE ALLOWABLE BY LAW. ADJUSTMENTS WERE ALSO MADE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE NEW CODE'S INCREASED GOOD TIME AND THE ELIMINATION OF THE PAROLE BOARD. THE EXTENSIVE CHARTS INDICATE THAT THE NEW CODE WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT PRISON POPULATION INCREASES.
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; Determinate Sentencing; Incarceration; Inmate statistics; Inmates; Judicial discretion; Law reform; Maine; Sentencing/Sanctions; State laws; Statistical analysis
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