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  NCJ Number: NCJ 219416     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 2006
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): William J. Sabol Ph.D. ; Heather Couture ; Paige M. Harrison
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/2007
  Page Count: 26
  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 2006 with the previous year, and presents prison growth rates since 2000.
  Abstract: The report also provides the number of male and female prisoners on December 31, 2006, and the rates of incarceration by jurisdiction. It includes the number of prisoners held at yearend in the U.S. Territories and Commonwealths, in military facilities, and in facilities operated by or for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Data are presented 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, and type of offense. Highlights include the following: During 2006 the number of women in prison increased by 4.5 percent, reaching 112,498 prisoners; about 96 percent of prisoners under State or Federal jurisdiction (or 1,502,179 prisoners) were sentenced to more than 1 year in prison; a total of 113,791 State and Federal prisoners were held in privately operated facilities at yearend 2006. Figures, tables, notes and appendix
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; Inmate characteristics
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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