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Women in Prison

NCJ Number
145321
Date Published
March 1994
Author(s)
Tracy L. Snell, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Danielle C. Morton, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Examines demographic characteristics, current offenses, criminal histories, and the victims of violent female inmates from the 1991 BJS survey of State prison inmates.
Abstract

This BJS Special Report examines demographic characteristics, current offenses, criminal histories, and the victims of violent female inmates from the 1991 BJS survey of State prison inmates. In 1991, 38,796 women were incarcerated, nearly twice the 19,812 from the 1986 survey. Presented in addition are the women's family background, children, drug and alcohol use, prior physical and sexual abuse, and health issues.

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