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NCJ Number: 66726 Find in a Library
Title: WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS - OFFENDERS ADMITTED TO ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, CALENDAR 1978
Author(s): S M PUCKETT; W A CURLEY
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Division of Corrections
Office of Systems and Evaluation
United States
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Madison, WI 53702
Publication Number: C-53
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STATISTICAL DATA REFLECTING SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF ADULT ADMISSIONS TO WISCONSIN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1978 ARE PRESENTED IN TABULAR FORM.
Abstract: A TOTAL OF 1,541 PERSONS, 1,446 MEN AND 95 WOMEN, WERE ADMITTED TO WISCONSIN ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DURING 1978. OF THE FIRST ADMISSIONS, 34.9 PERCENT OF THE MEN AND 40.9 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN WERE ADMITTED AS PROBATION VIOLATORS. THE LARGEST OFFENSE CATEGORY FOR FIRST AND READMITTED MEN WAS UNARMED BURGLARY. FORGERY WAS THE LARGEST OFFENSE CATEGORY FOR WOMEN. OF THE 1,541 TOTAL ADMISSIONS, 635 WERE FROM MILWAUKEE COUNTY, 83 FROM KENOSHA COUNTY, AND 71 FROM ROCK COUNTY. GUILTY PLEAS HAD BEEN ENTERED BY 81.5 PERCENT OF THE FIRST ADMISSIONS AND 91.9 PERCENT OF THE READMISSIONS. SENTENCES OF LESS THAN 2 YEARS WERE RECEIVED BY 16.1 PERCENT OF THE FIRST ADMISSIONS; 64.7 PERCENT RECEIVED SENTENCES OF 2 YEARS, LESS THAN 6; AND 19.2 PERCENT RECEIVED SENTENCES OF 6 YEARS, LESS THAN LIFE. AMONG THE READMISSIONS, 7.7 PERCENT RECEIVED SENTENCES OF LESS THAN 2 YEARS; 61.1 PERCENT RECEIVED SENTENCES OF 2 YEARS, LESS THAN 6; AND 31.2 PERCENT RECEIVED SENTENCES OF 6 YEARS, LESS THAN LIFE. WHITE OFFENDERS CONSTITUTED 63.4 PERCENT OF FIRST ADMISSIONS, BLACKS CONSTITUTED 30.6 PERCENT, AND NATIVE AMERICANS 3.3 PERCENT. MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WERE NOT MARRIED AT ADMISSION. ONE-THIRD OF THE WOMEN AND APPROXIMATELY ONE-SIXTH OF THE MEN WERE DIVORCED OR SEPARATED. FIRST ADMISSIONS WITH PREVIOUS FELONY CONVICTIONS ACCOUNTED FOR 43.6 PERCENT OF THE MEN AND 10.2 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN. ABOUT TWO-FIFTHS OF THE FIRST ADMITTED MEN AND ONE-FOURTH OF THE FIRST ADMITTED WOMEN HAD PREVIOUS PENAL EXPERIENCE. TABLES CONSTITUTE THE BULK OF THE REPORT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LWM).
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Offender statistics; Offenders; Wisconsin
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