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Prisoners in State and Federal Institutions on December 31, 1982

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 1984
Publication Series
This report presents data for 1982 on the number and movement of prisoners in all State and Federal correctional institutions, assesses the sharp growth in prison population during 1982, and surveys developments in the correctional field.

It also examines changes in the geographic distribution of prisoners; composition of the inmate population by race, sex, and Hispanic origin; incarceration rates for minorities; and the rates of various types of admissions and releases. The data include all prisoners subject to confinement whether or not they were in physical custody. Highlights include data on increases in short-sentence inmates due to changing laws, geographic variations in the use of conditional release, the shift toward supervised mandatory release, and the large increase in the number of mandatory releases. Maps, tables, and figures are included. Appendixes present extensive data tables, a description of the data collection method, State-by-State explanations, and historical data.

Date Published: August 1, 1984