Lecture 35-Overcrowding

Lecture 35-Overcrowding - inmates: 20021,367,856...

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    Overcrowding  Our Nation’s Most  Pressing Correctional  Problem
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    Overcrowding At midyear 2002 jails detained 737,912 offenders. Ten percent of these offenders (72,437) were supervised outside jail facilities in programs such as community service, work release, weekend reporting, electronic monitoring, and other alternative programs.
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    Overcrowding
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    Overcrowding Hence, about 665,000 persons were  actually held jail facilities.  Based upon the most recent census of  jails: 3,376 jails nationwide Rated capacity: 660,361 Number of inmates per correctional officer:  4.4
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    Overcrowding A look at the number of jail inmates: 2002665,475 93% of capacity 2001631,240 2000621,149 1995507,044 1990405,320 1980182,288
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    Overcrowding State Prisons While jails operated at 93% of capacity, state  prisons were up to 16% above capacity and  federal prisons were 31% above capacity
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    Overcrowding A look at the number of State Prison 
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Unformatted text preview: inmates: 20021,367,856 20011,330,007 20001,316,333 19951,078,542 1990 743,382 1980 319,598 Overcrowding Number of state prisons 1995 = 1,277 2000 = 1,320 Number of Federal Prisons 1995 = 77 2000 = 84 Number of Private Prisons (some hold state and others hold federal inmates) 1995 = 110 2000 = 264 Overcrowding Why is there overcrowding? The War on Drugs Mandatory Arrest Policies (domestic viol., for example) Deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill Truth in Sentencing Overcrowding Why is there overcrowding (Cont.)? Three Strikes Legislation Enhancement Statutes Mandatory Minimum Sentences Overcrowding How can there be overcrowding when there are beds available? Females Juveniles...
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