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  • Probation and Parole in the United States, 2003 (BJS) (July 2004)
    This report presents the number of persons on probation and parole, by State, at yearend 2003 and compares the totals with yearend 1995 and 2002.

  • Profile of Jail Inmates, 2002 (BJS) (July 2004)
    This report presents findings from the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, 2002, the only national source of detailed information on persons held in local jails. It describes the characteristics of jail inmates, including offenses, conviction status, criminal histories, sentences, time served, drug and alcohol use and treatment, and family background.

  • State Prison Expenditures, 2001 (BJS) (June 2004)
    This report presents comparative data on the cost of operating the Nation's State prisons including State-level spending on prison employee salaries and wages, supplies, food, inmate medical care, utilities, contractual services, and capital expenditures, e.g. building construction, renovations, major repairs, and land purchases.

  • Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2003 (BJS) (May 2004) This report presents data on prison and jail inmates, collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Annual Survey of Jails in 2003.

  • Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 2001 (BJS) (May 2004) This report provides selected data from the Census Bureau's Annual General Finance and Employment Surveys that includes police protection, judicial and legal services, and corrections expenditure and employment for Federal, State, and local governments in 2001 and national trend data for 1982 to 2001.

  • Hepatitis Testing and Treatment in State Prisons (BJS) (April 2004) This report presents facility policies related to hepatitis C testing and treatment and hepatitis B vaccinations, based on the 2000 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, which gathered data from 1,584 State institutions.

  • Jails in Indian Country, 2002 (November 2003) (BJS) On June 28, 2002, at total of 70 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities were supervising 2,080 persons in Indian country, up 2% from the previous year.

  • Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from Prison in 1994 (November 2003) (BJS) In 1994, 15 State released 272,111 prisoners -- 9,691 were male sex offenders.

  • Capital Punishment 2002 (November 2003) (BJS) At yearend 2002, 37 States and the Federal prison system held 3,557 prisoners under sentence of death, 20 fewer than at yearend 2001.

  • Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2000 (August 2003) (BJS) The number of adult correctional facilities increased 14%, from 1,464 at midyear 1995, when the previous census was conducted, to 1,668 at midyear 2000.

  • Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001 (August 2003) (BJS) Presents estimates of the number of living persons in the United States who have ever been to State or Federal prison. Such estimates include persons in prison and on parole, as well as those previously incarcerated but no longer under parole supervision. The report also provides updated estimates of the lifetime chances of going to prison using standard demographic life table techniques. Such techniques project the likelihood of incarceration for persons born in 2001, assuming current incarceration rates continue until their death. Each of the measures is estimated by age, gender, race, and Hispanic origin.

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