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NCJ Number: 68270 Find in a Library
Title: FELON ESCAPES - REPORT, FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Virginia Dept of Corrections
Research and Reporting Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Virginia Dept of Corrections
Richmond, VA 23230
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STATISTICAL REPORT PROVIDES INFORMATION ON FELON ESCAPES FROM THE VIRGINIA CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM DURING FISCAL YEAR 1979.
Abstract: RESEARCHERS EXTRACTED THEIR DATA FROM THE FELON FILES OF THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, BUT EXCLUDED FELONS WHOSE ESCAPE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED OR NOT PROSECUTED IN COURT. THERE WERE 86 FELON ESCAPEES FOR THE YEAR OF WHICH 46 WERE WHITE MALES, 35 WERE NONWHITE MALES, 2 WERE WHITE FEMALES, AND 3 WERE NONWHITE FEMALES. THE MONTHS OF MAY THROUGH AUGUST ACCOUNTED FOR 45.5 PERCENT OF THE ESCAPES, WHILE 60.5 PERCENT OCCURRED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ESCAPES OCCURRED WHILE INMATES WERE WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY. OF THE 86 ESCAPEES, 39 WERE NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE AND 38 HAD BEEN DENIED PAROLE PRIOR TO ESCAPE. MOST ESCAPEES WERE SERVING SENTENCES OF 6 TO 10 YEARS, WHILE ALMOST HALF WERE WITHIN THE FIRST 3 YEARS OF CONFINEMENT, AND MORE THAN HALF HAD LESS THAN 5 YEARS REMAINING TO SERVE. OVER 65 PERCENT OF THE ESCAPEES WERE UNDER 30 YEARS OLD, AND OVER HALF HAD PRIOR FELONY, OR MISDEMEANOR, AND JUVENILE RECORDS. OTHER ESCAPEE STATISTICS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 23.3 PERCENT WERE SINGLE, 76.1 PERCENT HAD NORMAL OR ABOVE INTELLIGENT QUOTIENTS, 50 PERCENT WERE CAPTURED OR SURRENDERED WITHIN 24 HOURS, AND 12.8 PERCENT WERE KNOWN TO HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES WHILE AT LARGE. FINALLY, 43 PERCENT HAD A HISTORY OF LIQUOR AND DRUG ABUSE. TABLES AND GRAPHS OF COMPARISONS WITH THE 10 PREVIOUS YEARS ARE INCLUDED. (JLF)
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Escape; Virginia
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