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NCJ Number: NCJ 239808     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 2011
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): E. Ann Carson, Ph.D. ; William J. Sabol, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 34
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This study presents data on prisoners under the jurisdiction of Federal and State correctional authorities.
Abstract: Results indicate that during 2011, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State and Federal correctional authorities declined by 0.9 percent, from 1,613,803 to 1,598,780; the number of sentenced prisoners under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Prisons increased by 6,409 inmates (up 3.4 percent) from 2010; and that during 2011, the number of releases from State and Federal prisons (688,384) exceeded the number of admissions (668,800). This report compares changes in the prison population during 2011 to changes from yearend 2000 through yearend 2010. It explores factors leading to the second straight year of decline in the State prison population, as well as continued growth in the Federal prison population. Findings cover data on decreasing admissions and releases in State prisons; imprisonment rates for prisoners sentenced to more than one year, by jurisdiction, age, race, Hispanic origin, sex, and offense distributions of prisoners; and the contribution of California’s new Public Safety Realignment policy on the national State prison population. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Federal correctional facilities ; Prisonization ; State criminal justice systems ; Federal prisoners
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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