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Correctional Populations in the United States, 1991

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Date Published
August 1993

This volume presents statistics regarding the numbers and characteristics of individuals under correctional supervision in the United States in 1991 and include data for probation, parole jails, and prisons, as well as information on capital punishment.


The statistics cover both State and Federal correctional programs and facilities. Data are provided for offenses, race or ethnicity, age, marital status, education, and military service. Statistics are also presented regarding sentence lengths, admissions and releases from prisons during 1991, individual States and geographic regions, and inmate deaths and their causes. Tables and descriptions of terms used and methodology

Date Published: August 1, 1993