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Correctional Populations in the United States, 1994

NCJ Number
Date Published
July 1996
187 pages
An estimated 5.1 million adults were under some form of correctional supervision in 1994, and nearly 75 percent of these people were on probation or parole.

This annual publication presents data for 1994 on the growing number of persons in the United States under some form of correctional supervision: 3.0 million on probation, 483,700 in jail, 991,600 in prison, and 690,200 on parole. The following data for State and Federal prison inmates are reported for 1994: sex, race, Hispanic origin, admission type, release type, sentence length, escapes, probation and parole violations, facility crowding, deaths in prison, and inmates entering prison under sentence of death. Information on jail inmates is included in the report. A special section presents new data on persons held in U.S. military confinement facilities by branch of service.

Date Published: July 1, 1996