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  NCJ Number: NCJ 205335     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 2003
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Paige M. Harrison ; 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: 11/2004
  Page Count: 13
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2003 with that of the previous year, and gives the prison growth rates since 1995.
  Abstract: The report also provides the number of male and female prisoners on December 31, 2003. It includes incarceration rates for the States and the five highest and five lowest jurisdictions for selected characteristics, such as the growth rate, number of prisoners held, and incarceration rates. Tables present data on prison capacities and the use of local jails and privately operated prisons. Estimates are provided on the number of sentenced prisoners by gender, race, and Hispanic origin. Highlights include the following: during 2003, the number of inmates under State jurisdiction increased by 20,370; on December 31, 2003, State prisons were estimated to be at capacity or 16 percent above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 39 percent above capacity; at yearend 2003, 101,179 women were in State or Federal prisons, 6.9 percent of all prison inmates.
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Jails ; State correctional facilities ; State-by-state analyses ; Federal prisoners ; Inmate characteristics
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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