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NCJ Number: NCJ 188207     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 2000
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Paige M. Harrison
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2001
Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report provided data from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics on the number of individuals in State and Federal prisons at yearend 2000.
Abstract: This bulletin reported the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compared the increase in the prison population during 2000 with that of the previous year, and gave the prison growth rates since 1990. It also included data from December 31, 2000 indicating the number of male and female prisoners; incarceration rates for the States; the ten highest and ten lowest jurisdictions for selected characteristics, including growth rate, number of prisoners held, and incarceration rates; and data on prison capacities and the use of local jails, privately operated prisons, and Federal and other State facilities used to house inmates. The report also examined data on prison construction, added capacity, and facility operations, based on the 2000 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities. Report highlights included: (1) in the last 6 months of 2000, the State prison population declined about 6,200 inmates (down 0.5 percent), the first measured decline in the State prison population since 1972; (2) on December 31, 2000, State prisons were operating between full capacity and 15 percent above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 31 percent above capacity; and (3) at yearend 2000, 91,612 women were in State or Federal prisons, 6.6 percent of all prison inmates. Since 1990, the number of male prisoners had grown 77 percent (reaching 1,290,280 in 2000), while the number of female prisoners had increased 108 percent. Tables
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Correctional facilities ; Female inmates ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Corrections trends
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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