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  NCJ Number: NCJ 210677     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 2004
  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: 10/2005
  Page Count: 16
  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 2004 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, 2004. 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 age, gender, race, and Hispanic origin. Highlights include the following: the Nation's prison population grew 1.9 percent in 2004, reaching 1.5 million inmates; 10 States had increases of at least 5 percent, led by Minnesota (up 11.4 percent), Idaho (up 11.1 percent), and Georgia (up 8.3 percent); 11 States experienced prison population decreases, led by Alabama (down 7.3 percent), Rhode Island (down 2.8 percent), and New York (down 2.2 percent); local jails housed 74,378 State and Federal inmates (5.0 percent of all prisoners).
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; State-by-state analyses ; Inmate characteristics
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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