Entries to state parole
of state parole entries grew at an average annual rate of 1.9% from 1990
- During 2002, there
were 436,306 entries to state parole, a 25% increase over the number
that entered parole in 1990. However, the number of entries in 2002 declined by nearly 10,000 from 2001.
- Among those entering
parole, the percentage who had been re-released from state prison rose
from 27% in 1990 to 45% in 1999.
- Re-releases are
persons leaving prison after having served time either for a violation
of parole or other conditional release or for a new offense committed
while under parole supervision.
- Among parole entries
in 1999, 35% had been convicted of a drug offense (up from 27% in 1990).
- The average age
of parole entries increased from 31 years in 1990 to 34 years in 1999.
In 1999, an estimated 109,300 state prisoners age 40 or older were paroled
- 26% of all entries to parole. This was more than double the number that
entered parole among that age group in 1990.
Probation and Parole in the United
States, 2002, August, 2003
Trends in State Parole, 1990-2000,
- Topical pages
From the Office
of Justice Programs
and violent offender reentry initiative