Archives for November 2015

1 in 52 adults on parole or probation. 4.7 million supervised

The one-percent decline in the number of adults supervised in the community on probation or parole between year-end 2013 and 2014 marked the seventh consecutive year of decline in the population, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). In the past seven years, adults under community supervision declined between 0.5 percent and 2.6 percent annually, […]

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44 Million Annually Stoped by Police-1.6% Experienced Force-Blacks Three Times More Likely to Experience Force

In a study released  by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), an annual average of 44 million U.S. residents age 16 or older had one or more face-to-face contacts with police from 2002 to 2011, and an estimated 1.6 percent experienced the threat or use of nonfatal force during the most recent contact. About three-quarters […]

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Black men received roughly 5% to 10% longer prison sentences than white men

During an 8-year period between 2005 and 2012, black men received roughly 5% to 10% longer prison sentences than white men for similar crimes, after accounting for the facts surrounding the case per a US Department of Justice funded study. While there has been a trend toward more lenient sentences overall, white males have seen larger […]

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6,000 federal inmates released– states affected

The US Sentencing Commission modified its guidelines affecting 46,000 federal inmates with drug distribution charges to be released (after judicial review) approximately two years early with 6,000 being released now throughout the country. The breakdown of the 6,000 by state of release is below. Approximately 25 percent of those released are not US citizens and will be […]

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