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  NCJ Number: NCJ 198272     Find in a Library
  Title: Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2000
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): James J. Stephan ; Jennifer C. Karberg
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2003
  Page Count: 26
  Annotation: This report provides information on facilities, inmates, programs, and staff of State and Federal correctional facilities throughout the Nation, and of private correctional facilities housing State or Federal inmates.
  Abstract: Earlier censuses in this series were conducted in 1974, 1979, 1984, 1990, and 1995. Information was collected from prisons; prison boot camps; reception, diagnosis, and classification centers; prison forestry camps and farms; prison hospitals; youthful offender facilities (except in California); facilities for alcohol and drug treatment; work release and prerelease; and State-operated local detention facilities in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. State-level data are presented on facility, inmate, and staff characteristics, as well as facility programs. Comparisons are made, when possible, with findings from the previous census conducted in 1995. Highlights include the following: The number of adult correctional facilities increased 14 percent, from 1,464 at midyear 1995, when the previous census was conducted, to 1,668 at midyear 2000; in 2000, 264 privately operated facilities were under contract with State or Federal authorities to house prisoners, an increase of 140 percent. The number of inmates held in these facilities rose 459 percent (from 16,663 inmates in June 1995 to 93,077 in June 2000); a total of 430,033 correctional staff were employed in State and Federal prisons on June 30, 2000; nearly two-thirds of these staff (270,317) were correctional officers, responsible for custody/security.
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Inmate statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; Correctional personnel ; State correctional facilities ; Inmate characteristics ; Privatization in corrections
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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