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  NCJ Number: NCJ 213133     Find in a Library
  Title: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005
  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: 05/2006
  Page Count: 13
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents data on prison and jail inmates, collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Census of Jail Inmates 2005.
  Abstract: This annual report provides the number of inmates and the overall incarceration rate per 100,000 residents for each State and the Federal system. It offers trends since 1995 and percentage changes in prison populations since midyear and yearend 2004. The midyear report presents the number of prison inmates held in private facilities and the number of prisoners under 18 years of age held by State correctional authorities. It includes total numbers for prison and jail inmates by gender, race, and Hispanic origin as well as counts of jail inmates by conviction status and confinement status. The report also provides findings on rated capacity of local jails, percent of capacity occupied, and capacity added. Highlights include the following: From midyear 2004 to midyear 2005, the number of inmates in custody in local jails rose by 33,539; in State prison by 15,858; and Federal prison by 6,584. On June 30, 2005, a total of 2,266 State prisoners were under age 18. Adult jails held a total of 6,759 persons under age 18. An estimated 12 percent of Black males, 3.7 percent of Hispanic males, and 1.7 percent of White males in their late twenties were in prison or jail.
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Jail statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; Jails ; State correctional facilities ; Inmate characteristics
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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