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NCJ Number: NCJ 182991     Find in a Library
Title: Offenders Returning to Federal Prison, 1986-97
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): William J. Sabol Ph.D. ; William P. Adams ; Barbara Parthasarathy ; Yan Yuan
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2000
Page Count: 10
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This document describes offenders returning to Federal prison within 3 years of release and their time served upon return.
Abstract: Comparisons are made of offenders returning for technical violations of supervision conditions and offenders returning for new crimes. Additionally, the Special Report presents the return rate for offenders sentenced pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act and offenders sentenced pursuant to sentencing law and policies in effect prior to the implementation of the Sentencing Reform Act. Some of the major findings include the following: The proportion of offenders returning to Federal prison within 3 years increased from 11.4 percent of those released during 1986 to 18.6 percent of those released during 1994; 60 percent returned following a technical violation of release conditions, 30 percent following a conviction for a new offense, and 10 percent for other violations. Offenders convicted of a violent offense returned to prison at a higher rate (32 percent of releases) than those convicted of a property (17 percent), public-order (15 percent), or drug (13 percent) offense. 7 tables and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Offender statistics
Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Offense statistics ; Property crimes ; Inmate statistics ; Recidivists ; Violent offenders ; Public order offenses ; Drug offenders ; Recidivism statistics ; Federal prisoners
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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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