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NCJ Number: 77950 Find in a Library
Title: Population Characteristics of Admissions to Adult Correctional Facilities for Fiscal Year 1978-1979
Corporate Author: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Intake Service Ctrs
Honolulu, HI 96819
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-ED-AX-0141; 78A-10.1
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: Population characteristics of admissions to Hawaii's adult correctional facilities are presented for fiscal year 1978-1979.
Abstract: Tabular data and brief narrative explanation are presented for the characteristics of age, sex, race, marital status, place of birth, citizenship, frequency of recorded admissions, terminal movements, admission status, offense grades, and median detention. Based on data collected for fiscal year 1978-1979, 2,262 admissions were recorded, representing 65 to 70 percent of the actual total admissions. Persons between the ages of 18 and 24 composed the single largest age group admitted in all facilities, and about 9 of every 10 persons admitted were males. Caucasians and part-Hawaiians were the largest racial groups admitted. Excluding 81 persons (4 percent of the total) who provided no information on marital status, 7 out of 10 persons were single. About 53 percent were born in Hawaii; 37.2 percent said they were from the U.S. mainland; and 9.8 percent claimed to be foreign born. Of those admitted, 84.7 percent had been admitted once before; 11.3 percent twice; and 4 percent had been admitted more than twice. Pretrial felons constituted the largest group of admissions (37.4 percent), followed by pretrial misdemeanants (33.3 percent). Appended are the initial intake form, a comparison of manual admissions statistics and recorded admissions, the intake center's admissions form, and a discussion of the major problems with the initial intake for data.
Index Term(s): Hawaii; Inmate statistics
Note: Report no. 80-006.
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