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NCJ Number: 94435 Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of Inmates Discharged From Facilities of the New York State Department of Correctional Services in 1982
Author(s): W R Chapman
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Division of Program Planning, Research and Evaluation
United States of Am
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Albany, NY 12226
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 examines the length of time served in New York State prisons according to various legal history criteria such as commitment offense type, felony class category, and minimum and maximum sentence length.
Abstract: There were 10,259 total releases during 1982. About three-quarters of these were inmates released to parole supervision for the first time on their current sentence. Ninety-six percent of the first releases were males and 39 percent of all first releases were 24-years-old or younger. Fifty-four percent of the first releases had been committed for violent felony crime, 6 percent for other coercive/violent crimes, 35 percent for property and drug offenses, and 5 percent as youthful offenders. For the total group of releases to parole supervision, the median time served in State prison was 22.5 months. Among first releases to parole supervision, the median time served in State prison was 22.5 months. Among first releases to parole supervision, the median time served was 23.8 months for first violent felony offenses and 18.5 months for first other felony offenses. For second felony offenders committed for violent felony offenses, the median time was 35.5 months. For all other second felony offenders, the median time was 21.3 months. Tables and graphs are supplied.
Index Term(s): Corrections annual reports; Corrections statistics; New York; State correctional facilities
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