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Publication Prisoners in 1983

April 1, 1984    NCJ 92949

The change in total prison population for 1974-83 is statistically portrayed, along with the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of State and Federal authorities, by region and State, for yearend 1982 and 1983. A graph shows the number of sentenced State and Federal prisoners for yearend 1925-83, and tables present the percent change in prison population by region for 1982-83 as well as the percent change in States with more than 15,000 inmates, 1980-83. Data are also presented on (1) the prison situation, by State with 10,000 or more prisoners, at yearend 1983; (2) States holding prisoners in local jails because of overcrowding; (3) women in State and Federal institutions, 1974-83; (4) States with more than 500 women inmates; (5) States in which inmates with short sentences or no sentence comprise 10 percent or more of the prison population; (6) prison beds added, under construction, and planned, 1981-82; (7) expenditures by State correctional systems, 1971-83; (8) reported Federal and State prison capacities, yearend 1983; (9) prison population (excluding prisoners confined to jail because of prison overcrowding) as a percentage of highest and lowest reported capacities, yearend 1983; (10) a profile of prison crowding by State, 1983; (11) State prison populations and reported capacities, 1978-83; and (12) estimated percentage distribution of inmates by age of facility and by region, yearend 1983. Narrative interpretation of the data is provided, and sources of the data are listed.

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