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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 185989     Find in a Library
Title: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2000
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Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Jennifer C. Karberg
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2001
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents data on prison and jail inmates collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Annual Survey of Jails in 2000.
Abstract: This report provides data on the number of inmates, the total incarceration rate per 100,000 residents in each State, and the trends since 1990. It offers percentage changes in the size of State and Federal prison populations since the end of 1999 and midyear 1999. The report includes total numbers for prison and jail inmates by gender, race, and Hispanic origin, as well as counts of jail inmates by juvenile status, conviction status, and confinement status. The midyear report also presents findings on rated capacity of local jails, percent of capacity occupied, and capacity added. Report highlights include the following: (1) from year-end 1990 to midyear 2000, the rate of incarceration increased from 1 in every 218 U.S. residents to 1 in every 142 and State, Federal, and local governments had to accommodate an additional 82,438 inmates per year (or the equivalent of 1,585 new inmates per week); (2) in the year ending June 30, 2000, the number of inmates held in jail rose by 15,206, in State prison by 27,953, and in Federal prison by 13,501. Tables, graph
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Jail statistics ; Prison population prediction ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Prison overcrowding ; Juvenile inmate statistics ; Corrections trends
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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