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NCJ Number: 69982 Find in a Library
Title: Offenders Admitted to Adult Correctional Institutions, Calendar Year 1979
Author(s): S M Puckett
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Division of Corrections
Office of Information Management and Operations
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Madison, WI 53707
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: This report presents statistics about characteristics of offenders admitted to adult correctional institutions in Wisconsin for the calendar year 1979.
Abstract: About 80 percent of all admissions were first admissions, representing 1,248 offenders. Males represented 93.9 percent of those first admitted (1,172), while 6.1 percent were females (76 persons). Adult felony commitments constituted 98.5 percent of the first admissions and 96.4 percent of the readmissions. Burglary was the most common offense category for first and readmitted men, while forgery was the most common offense among women. Sentences of less than 2 years were received by 15.1 percent of total first admissions; 2 or less than 3 years sentences were received by 25.4 percent; 3 or less than 4 years sentences by 20.7 percent of first offenders. The median sentence was 35.9 months for all first offenders. Over 77 percent of the first admissions entered guilty pleas. The average (mean) age for first admissions was 25.1 for men and 27.1 for women. A majority of both first admissions and readmissions were white. The report contains 16 tables, some of which are footnoted. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Correctional institutions (adult); State correctional facilities; Statistics; Wisconsin
Note: Statistical Bulletin C-53
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