BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  A-Z Topic List
 
 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Home  |  Reentry Trends in the U.S.
Reentry Trends in the U.S.

Method of release

To the chart based on these data | Download spreadsheet version

Percent of releases from State prison by method, 1980-2000

  Discretionary parole Mandatory parole Expiration of sentence
       
1980 54.76% 18.63% 14.25%
1981 51.44% 20.15% 13.06%
1982 50.28% 23.63% 13.92%
1983 46.32% 25.86% 15.50%
1984 45.23% 28.25% 16.03%
1985 42.55% 30.36% 16.66%
1986 42.65% 30.68% 14.65%
1987 40.07% 30.78% 16.00%
1988 39.82% 30.26% 16.58%
1989 38.36% 30.28% 15.25%
1990 39.40% 28.83% 12.65%
1991 39.72% 29.94% 10.83%
1992 39.54% 29.48% 11.38%
1993 38.82% 31.61% 11.88%
1994 34.99% 35.61% 12.47%
1995 32.33% 38.98% 14.50%
1996 30.35% 37.95% 16.74%
1997 28.19% 39.67% 16.80%
1998 25.98% 40.45% 18.67%
1999 23.71% 41.13% 18.09%
2000 23.87% 38.78% 19.60%

Sources: BJS, Trends in State Parole, 1990-2000, October, 2001, and National Corrections Reporting Program.



Back to Top