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NCJ Number: NCJ 171682     Find in a Library
Title: Time Served in Prison by Federal Offenders, 1986-97
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): William J. Sabol Ph.D. ; John McGready
Date Published: 06/1999
Page Count: 13
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report describes changes brought about by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 in sentences imposed and time served in prison by cohorts of offenders entering and exiting Federal prison between 1986 and 1997.
Abstract: During this period, average prison sentences increased from 39 months to 54 months. The proportion of the sentence to be served by offenders entering Federal prison increased from 58 percent during 1986 to about 87 percent during 1997. Overall, time to be served for those entering prison increased from 23 to 75 months for weapons offenders, from 30 to 66 months for drug offenders, and from 74 to 83 months for bank robbery offenders. For those released from Federal prison, time served increased from 15 months, on average, during 1986 to 29 months during 1997. 8 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Offense statistics ; Immigration offenses ; Inmate statistics ; Drug law offenses ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Federal correctional facilities ; Drug offenders ; Bank robbery ; Time served in corrections ; Federal prisoners ; Sentencing statistics
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US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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