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Publication National Corrections Reporting Program, 1990

Craig A. Perkins

May 1, 1993    NCJ 141879

The offender-specific data came from 35 States and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. These States and the California Youth Authority reported 390,087 admissions, accounting for nearly 90 percent of all admissions to State prisons in that year. Ninety-two percent were male, and 46 percent were white. More than one-fourth had been convicted of a violent offense, with robbery the most common violent crime. About one of every three men and two of every five women had been convicted of drug offenses. The median maximum sentence length was 48 months. In 1990, Federal prisons reported admitting 32,825 persons, of whom 89 percent were male and 72 percent were white. Six percent had been convicted of a violent offense. Figures and tables

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