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Title: Statistics on Sentences and Parole for Federal Offenders Who Commit Crimes Involving Firearms
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Azimuth Inc.
Fairmont, WV 26554
US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Sale Source: Azimuth Inc.
1000 Technology Drive, Suite 3120
Fairmont, WV 26554
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the number of offenders who committed Federal crimes involving firearms, the sentences imposed, and the impact that parole or 'good time' had on reducing the imprisonment period.
Abstract: The study reviewed court records of 4,562 Federal offenders randomly selected from the population (18,310) of those sentenced and confined as of June 1983. The Parole Commission's case files were examined for 805 sampled offenders convicted of firearms violations. Twenty-nine percent (5,270) of the offenders committed crimes which violated firearms statutes. Of these, 81 percent (4,259) were charged with firearms violations, and about 76 percent (3,231) of those charged were convicted. The median sentence imposed was 180 months compared to 60 months for nonfirearms violators. The median time served or to be served for the firearms violators granted parole was 72 months. For firearms violators denied parole, the median time served or to be served was 44 months, and the median sentence imposed was 60 months. Appendixes contain Federal guidelines for parole decisionmaking and various data from the study. Tabular and graphic data are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Federal law violations; Federal prisoners; Parole statistics; Sentencing/Sanctions; Weapons violations
Note: Report by the US General Accounting Office
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