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NCJ Number: NCJ 178888     Find in a Library
Title: Veterans in Prison or Jail
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Christopher J. Mumola
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2000
Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents data from the 1997 Surveys of Inmates in Adult State and Federal Correctional Facilities and the 1996 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails concerning inmates' prior military service.
Abstract: Numeric tables present data on branch of military service, periods of wartime military service, combat duty, and type of military discharge. Tables include comparisons of veteran and nonveteran inmates' current offenses, criminal histories, sentence lengths, and basic demographics such as gender, race/Hispanic origin, and age. This BJS Special Report also presents numeric tables on inmates' reports of prior drug and alcohol abuse, substance abuse including employment and income at time of arrest, and prior experiences of homelessness. Highlights include the following: (1) 1 in 6 incarcerated veterans were dishonorable discharged from the military; (2) 1 in 5 veterans in prison or jail reported seeing combat duty during their military service; (3) In 1998, an estimated 56,500 Vietnam War-era veterans and 18,500 Persian Gulf War-era veterans were held in State and Federal prisons. Tables, appendixes
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Surveys ; Inmate statistics ; Jail statistics ; Inmates ; Veterans ; Correctional facility surveys ; Federal prisoners ; Inmate characteristics
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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