Success in the Media

Offender Recidivism: Do Violent Offenders Recidivate More?

Observations The mast majority of offenders released from state prison return to the criminal justice system based on arrests, convictions, and incarcerations. The crime upon conviction just doesn’t seem to make that much of a difference. Age upon release plus criminal history and possibly sex seem to be the main drivers of recidivism. Can prison rehabilitation […]

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Returns to Prison Vary Greatly By State

Observations There are major differences in the numbers of people on parole and probation returned to prison when examining state data. If the vast majority of those released from prison are rearrested, and fifty-five percent return to prison, and if most are violent or multi-repeat felony offenders, how can states be returning different numbers of […]

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Why The Vast Difference Between State and Federal Prison Recidivism?

Observations Federal offenders (in eight years) had less than half the returns to prison than states (after five years). Over an eight-year follow-up period, almost one-half of federal offenders (49.3%) were rearrested for a new crime or rearrested for a violation of supervision conditions compared to 76.6% of all state prisoners after five years. Over […]

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Jail Inmates Decrease by 93,000 Inmates-2,700,000 Fewer Admissions to Jails When Compared to Peak Years

Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. Post-Master’s certificate-Johns Hopkins University. End of Series on Correctional Populations This is the last in a series of […]

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US Prison Population Declined by 88,000-Most Are Violent Or Repeat Offenders

Observations 1% of adult males are serving federal or state prison sentences of greater than 1 year. Fifty-three percent of state prisoners are currently serving time for violent offenses. Criminal history would push that figure much higher. Those released from state prisons showed little change, (down less than 1% from 2014). Fewer intakes are driving […]

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659,000 Fewer People Under Correctional Supervision-Big Drops in Jail-Probation-Prison Populations

Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. Graduate-Post Master’s degree-Johns Hopkins University. Observations By correctional supervision, we mean those on community supervision (parole and probation), […]

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Advocates: Tell Us Who Belongs in Prison

Subtitles: Is the Door is Closing on the Criminal Justice Reform Movement? What Do Americans Want Regarding Prison Policy? What do Americans Want from Cops? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins […]

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Jail Populations Increasingly Female and White. Females Increase 48%

On December 31, 2013, U.S. jails held an estimated 731,570 inmates. In addition to sentenced offenders and convicted offenders awaiting their sentences, this total included unconvicted men and women who had pending court action on a current charge. At yearend 2013, the nation’s local jail authorities also oversaw 46,770 people who were under community supervision, […]

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Females confined in jails increase by 18 percent-males decline-jails in the US

County and city jails held an estimated 744,600 inmates at midyear 2014, which was significantly lower than the peak population of 785,500 inmates at midyear 2008 per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The number of females confined in county and city jails increased by 18 percent between midyear 2010 and 2014. During that same […]

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National State Prison Populations Decline for the First Time Since 1972

Dear readers: As predicted multiple times throughout Crime in America.Net, prison and county/city jail populations will continue to decline.  State prisons and jail systems simply do not have the money to continue the current rates of incarceration. State prison and local jail system will continue to shed population for the next five years until the recovery creates […]

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First decline in the U.S. jail population since 1982

See our analysis after the summary: WASHINGTON – As of midyear 2009, 767,620 inmates were held in custody of county and city jail authorities, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. During the 12-month period ending June 30, 2009, the local jail population declined […]

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Crime Statistics: No Prison Sentences for Most Felony Convictions

The original article was created in 2010, it was updated in 2016. We made some minor adjustments but after review, we believe that it remains accurate and useful. However, we offered an updated post in 2014 on the same topic at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/2014/01/13/42-percent-of-felony-convictions-result-in-a-sentence-to-prison-33-percent-go-to-jail/, we suggest that you include it in your analysis. My book: “Amazon Hot New […]

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