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NCJ Number: NCJ 183476     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 1999
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2000
Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This annual Bulletin reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 1999 with that of the previous year, and gives the growth rates since 1990.
Abstract: It also includes the number of male and female prisoners; the incarceration rates for States; and data on prison capacities and use of local jails, privately operated prisons, and Federal and other State facilities to house inmates. The report examines factors accounting for the continuing growth in the State prison population. Highlights include: During 1999 the number of female prisoners rose by 4.4 percent, greater than the increase in male prisoners (3.3 percent). At yearend 1999, 90,668 women were in State or Federal prisons -- 6.6 percent of all prison inmates. On December 31, 1999, State prisons were operating between 1 percent and 17 percent above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 32 percent above capacity. Texas (163,190), California (163,067), and the Federal system (135,246) together held 1 in every 3 prisoners in the Nation. Thirteen States, each holding fewer than 5,000 inmates, together held less than 3 percent of the Nation’s prisoners. Tables, notes
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Jail statistics ; State correctional facilities ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Prison overcrowding ; Male female offender comparisons ; Correctional facility surveys ; Privatization in corrections ; Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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