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NCJ Number: 66739 Find in a Library
Title: WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS - ADULT PROBATION ADMISSIONS, 1977
Author(s): B DROWN
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Division of Corrections
Office of Systems and Evaluation
United States
Date Published: 1978
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-55A
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 ADULT PROBATION ADMISSIONS TO THE WISCONSIN DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS DURING CALENDAR YEAR 1977 ARE PRESENTED PRIMARILY IN TABULAR FORM, AS PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF SYSTEMS AND EVALUATION.
Abstract: ADMISSIONS TO STATE-SUPERVISED ADULT PROBATION DECLINED FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE YEAR. THERE WERE 7,630 KNOWN ADMISSIONS IN 1977, BUT SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC AND PROGRAM DATA FOR ONLY 7,065 ARE REPORTED. ALL WISCONSIN COUNTIES PLACED ADULTS UNDER DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS PROBATION SUPERVISION IN 1977. ADMISSION CASELOADS RANGED FROM 2,505 IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY TO 2 IN MENOMINEE COUNTY. DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS ACCOUNTED FOR 22 PERCENT OF THE ADULTS PLACED ON PROBATION. MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WERE PLACED ON PROBATION FOR LESS THAN 2 YEARS. MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WERE PLACED ON PROBATION FOR LESS THAN 2 YEARS. SIX OUT OF 10 MEN AND 57 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN PLACED UNDER SUPERVISION WERE UNDER 25 YEARS OF AGE. ABOUT FOUR-FIFTHS OF THE MEN AND THREE-FIFTHS OF THE WOMEN WERE WHITE. NEARLY THREE-FIFTHS OF THE MEN AND 50 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN WERE SINGLE. NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF THE MEN AND 45 PERCENT OF THE WOMEN WERE UNEMPLOYED WHEN PLACED ON PROBATION. ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF THE MEN AND WOMEN HAD MONTHLY EARNINGS OF LESS THAN $200 AND ALMOST 25 PERCENT OF THEM HAD NO REPORTED INCOME WHEN PLACED ON PROBATION. THREE TYPES OF DISPOSITION WERE POSSIBLE IN PROBATION CASES: AN IMPOSED AND STAYED SENTENCE, A WITHHELD SENTENCE, AND PROBATION WITHOUT CONVICTION. TABLES PROVIDE THE BULK OF THE REPORT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LWM).
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Demography; Probation statistics; Probationers; Wisconsin
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