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New Compilation of Data on Correctional Populations


May 1995

The number of drug offenders in Federal and State correctional facilities increased ninefold between 1980 and 1992, according to a new report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Correctional Populations in the United States, 1992, 1995).

For all offenses, the populations in Federal and State prisons and jails or on parole or probation increased 2 1/2 times between 1980 and 1993.

The 188-page book lists information on corrections populations by race, age, and education level, as well as data on prison suicides, overcrowding, AIDS in prisons, and much more.

[A limited number of these documents are available from the BJS Clearinghouse, Box 179, Annapolis Junction MD, 20702-0179, 1-800-732-3277. Specify NCJ number 146413 when you call or write.]