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NCJ Number: NCJ 189430     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoner Petitions Filed in U.S. District Courts, 2000, with Trends, 1980-2000
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Author(s): John Scalia
  Editor(s): Ellen Goldberg ; Tom Hester
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 9
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents the number of prisoner petitions filed by Federal and State inmates in the U.S. district courts during 2000.
Abstract: The report estimates the impact of the Prison Litigation Reform Act and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act on the number of prisoner petitions. It also includes the trends in the number of prisoner petitions from 1980 through 2000. Highlights include the following: During 2000, 58,257 prisoner petitions were filed in U.S. District Courts--80 percent by State prison inmates and 20 percent by Federal inmates. The 1996 Prison Litigation Reform Act appears to have resulted in a decrease in the number of civil rights petitions filed by State and Federal prison inmates. The 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act appears to have resulted in an increase in the number of habeas corpus petitions filed by State prison inmates. 7 tables
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Federal courts ; Inmates ; State courts ; Federal prisoners
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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