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Profile of Nonviolent Offenders Exiting State Prisons

NCJ Number
207081
Date Published
October 2004
Author(s)
Matthew R. Durose, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Christopher J. Mumola, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Provides a description of the general characteristics of prison populations serving time for nonviolent crimes as they exit State prisons.
Abstract

Provides a description of the general characteristics of prison populations serving time for nonviolent crimes as they exit State prisons. Nonviolent crimes are defined as property, drug, and public order offenses that do not involve a threat of harm or an actual attack upon a victim. To conduct this analysis, BJS used data collected under two statistical programs, the National Recidivism Reporting Program that last collected data on those discharged from prisons in 15 States in 1994 and the Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities last conducted in 1997. This report examines the responses of inmates who indicated to interviewers that they expected to be released within 6 months. This is a web only document.

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