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NCJ Number: 69476 Find in a Library
Title: COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - BUREAU OF CORRECTION - ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT, 1978
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Bureau of Corrections
Planning and Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Bureau of Corrections
Camp Hill, PA 17011
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: INTENDED FOR INDIVIDUAL USERS AND STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, THE REPORT PRESENTS STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON THE INMATES ADMITTED TO, RELEASED FROM, AND CONFINED IN THE PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU OF CORRECTION FOR 1978.
Abstract: THE PURPOSES OF THE REPORT ARE TO (1) GIVE CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND PLANNERS SUMMARY DATA INVOLVING INMATE POPULATION MOVEMENTS AND COUNTS OF INMATES IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, (2) PROVIDE LEGISLATORS AND JUDICIAL PERSONNEL WITH A YEARLY RECORD, AND (3) SERVE AS THE BUREAU'S OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FOR STATISTICAL CORRECTIONAL INFORMATION. THE 20 STATISTICAL TABLES COVER SUCH SUBJECTS AS INMATE POPULATIONS AND THEIR RACIAL COMPOSITION, COURT COMMITMENTS (INCLUDING RECIDIVISTS), DISCHARGES, AND SENTENCE STATUS OF THE PRISON POPULATION. MAJOR FINDINGS INDICATE THAT (1) THE PRISON POPULATION ROSE BY 3.2 PERCENT IN COMPARISON TO THE COMMITTED POPULATION COUNT OF 1977, (2) THE NUMBER OF COURT COMMITMENTS DECREASED BY 8.97 PERCENT FROM THAT OF 1977, (3) THE NUMBER OF CONDITIONAL RELEASE DECREASED BY 9.8 PERCENT WHILE THE NUMBER OF RELEASED INMATES WAS ALMOST UNCHANGED, (4) AND THE NUMBER OF ESCAPES DECLINED BY 20.55 PERCENT.
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Inmate statistics; Pennsylvania; Recidivism
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