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NCJ Number: 69980 Find in a Library
Title: Offenders Admitted to Wisconsin Adult Correctional Institutions, Calendar Year 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: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Madison, WI 53702
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: Statistics are presented on inmates admitted to Wisconsin Adult Correctional Institutions in calendar year 1978.
Abstract: Total first admissions decreased by 2.1 percent, from 1,322 in 1977 to 1,294 in 1978. Readmissions dropped by 12.7 percent, from 283 to 247. 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 and less than 6, and 19.2 percent received sentences of 6 years and less than life. Among the readmissions, 7.7 percent received sentences of less than 2 years; 61.1 percent received sentences of 2 years and less than 6, and 31.2 percent received sentences of 6 years and less than life. White offenders constituted 63.4 percent of first admissions and blacks, 30.6 percent; 3.3 percent were native Americans. More than 80 percent of the men and women were not married at admission; one-third of the women and nearly 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 women had previous penal experience. Tabular data are provided. (Author Abstract Modified)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Inmate statistics; Minorities; Wisconsin
Note: Statistical Bulletin C-53
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