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  NCJ Number: NCJ 175687     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 1998
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Chistopher J. Mumola
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/1999
  Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This document contains statistical data on the total number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Federal or State adult correctional authorities at the end of 1998.
  Abstract: At the end of 1998, 1,302,019 prisoners were under the jurisdiction of Federal or State adult correctional facilities. The Nation's prison population grew 4.8 percent, which was less than the average annual growth of 6.7 percent since 1990. More than 1,825,000 US residents were in either jail or prison. Relative to the United States total population, the rate of incarceration in prisons was 461 sentenced inmates per 100,000 residents, up from 292 in 1990. On December 31, 1998, one in every 113 men and one in every 1,754 women were sentenced prisoners under the jurisdiction of State or Federal authorities. State prisons were operating at between 13 and 22 percent above capacity, and Federal prisons were operating at 27 percent above capacity. Tables, notes
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): Statistical analysis ; Older inmates ; Jails ; Data analysis ; Female inmates ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Prison overcrowding ; Corrections ; Federal prisoners ; Minority overrepresentation
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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