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ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 4:30 P.M. EST                BJS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2000                  202/307-0784 
                

MALE MILITARY VETERANS ARE INCARCERATED
AT LESS THAN HALF THE RATE OF NON-VETERANS

     WASHINGTON, D.C.   Male military veterans are
incarcerated in the nation's prisons and jails at less
than half the rate of non-veterans, the Justice
Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced
today.  In a new study BJS found that there were 937
incarcerated adult male veterans per 100,000 U.S.