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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 184735     Find in a Library
Title: Trends in State Parole, 1990-2000
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Author(s): Timothy A. Hughes ; Allen J. Beck ; Doris J. Wilson
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2001
Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report examines the changing nature of offenders entering and leaving parole and the effects on the trends and composition of the prison population.
Abstract: The report compares discretionary and mandatory releases to parole with the type of discharge from parole supervision. Data are presented on the success and failure rates of offenders on parole by criminal history, sentence length, time served in prison, and offense distribution. The report also profiles specific characteristics and needs of offenders reentering the community, including drug and alcohol use history, homelessness, and mental health status. Highlights include the following: after more than a decade of rapid growth, the number of adults under State parole supervision has nearly stabilized, increasing by 33,510 (0.7 percent per year) since 1992. Since 1990 mandatory parole releases have increased while discretionary releases have decreased. Forty-two percent of parole discharges in 1999 successfully completed supervision.
Main Term(s): Corrections trends
Index Term(s): Parole statistics ; State-by-state analyses
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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