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NCJ Number: 66730 Find in a Library
Title: WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTION - RESIDENTS IN ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL RESIDENTIAL CENTERS ON DECEMBER 31, 1978, WITH FIVE-YEAR TRENDS FOR 1974-1978
Author(s): W CURLEY; J NEUBAUER
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Division of Corrections
Office of Systems and Evaluation
United States
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Madison, WI 53702
Publication Number: C-57
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: TABLES AND DISCUSSION CONCERN RESIDENTS IN WISCONSIN ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL RESIDENTIAL CENTERS ON DECEMBER 31, 1978, WITH 5-YEAR TRENDS FOR 1974-78.
Abstract: BY THE END OF 1978, THE ADULT MALE POPULATION ROSE BY 3.7 PERCENT FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND THE NUMBER OF FEMALES DECLINED. MEDIAN LENGTH OF TIME IN INSTITUTIONS ROSE STEADILY FOR MALE RESIDENTS AS DID THE PROPORTION OF MEN ENTERING PRISONS AS NEW ADMISSIONS. BURGLARY AND ROBBERY WERE THE MOST PREVALENT OFFENSES COMMITTED BY MEN; 22 PERCENT OF WOMEN WERE SENTENCED FOR FORGERY OR ISSUING WORTHLESS CHECKS. THE PROPORTION OF NONWHITE MALE AND FEMALE RESIDENTS DECLINED. MEDIUM LENGTH OF SENTENCE DECLINED FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, AND MEDIAN TIME IN THE INSTITUTION INCREASED FOR MEN BUT NOT FOR WOMEN. OF THE 73 MEN AND 21 WOMEN RESIDENTS IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTERS, ALL BUT 1 OF THE 94 PERSONS HAD BEEN COMMITTED FOR FELONIES, 80.9 PERCENT WERE FROM MILWAUKEE, AND NEARLY 73.4 PERCENT WERE NONWHITE. TABLES PRESENT INFORMATION ON SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF ADULT MALE AND FEMALE RESIDENTS BY INSTITUTION (I.E., TYPE OF COMMITMENT, ADMISSION STATUS, OFFENSE, RACE, AGE, LENGTH OF SENTENCE, AND COUNTY OF COMMITMENT) FOR MALE AND FEMALE RESIDENTS. ALSO ILLUSTRATED ARE THE NUMBERS OF RESIDENTS IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL RESIDENTIAL CENTERS BY COUNTY OF COMMITMENT AND TIME INSTITUTIONALIZED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional institutions (adult); Corrections statistics; Inmate statistics; Wisconsin
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