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Title: Time Served - Sentenced and Non-sentenced Misdemeanants and Felons, Fiscal Year 1978-1979
Corporate Author: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
Honolulu, HI 96819
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-ED-AX-0141; 78A-10.1
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Findings are reported from a study that examined whether there is a difference in detention time between sentenced (those serving detention time after sentencing) and not-sentenced (those released after being credited with time served in detention before trial and prior to the sentencing decision) offenders in Hawaii.
Abstract: In Hawaii's judicial system, a convicted offender may be given credit for detention time served prior to trial and before sentencing and then released ('not-sentenced' offender). Statistics were examined to determine if there is any significant difference between the time served by sentenced and not-sentenced offenders. Statistics were derived from initial intake forms--instruments used to screen persons for pretrial services upon their admission to a correctional facility. The data are representative of two-thirds of the total admissions to Hawaii's adult correctional facilities during fiscal year 1978-1979. The average time served for not-sentenced misdemeanants, based on 20 cases, was 9.1 days; and the average time served for sentenced misdemeanants was more than twice that, based on 198 cases. Statewide, the average time served by not-sentenced felons was 98.9 days, while the average time served for sentenced felons was 75 days. The excessive time served for not-sentenced felons was due to the large amount of average time served by not-sentenced felons (12) in one facility (156.6 days). This is a high security facility where pretrial detainees are kept longer than usual. Tabular data are provided.
Index Term(s): Detention; Hawaii; Inmate statistics; Presentence credit; Sentencing/Sanctions
Note: Report no. 80-010
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