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Posted: 1/8/2005 5:58:51 AM EDT


In 2003, 6.9 million people were under some form of correctional supervision including:

Probation - court ordered community supervision of convicted offenders by a probation agency. In many instances, the supervision requires adherence to specific rules of conduct while in the community.

Prison - confinement in a State or Federal correctional facility to serve a sentence of more than 1 year, although in some jurisdictions the length of sentence which results in prison confinement is longer.

Jail - confinement in a local jail while pending trial, awaiting sentencing, serving a sentence that is usually less than 1 year, or awaiting transfer to other facilities after conviction.

Parole - community supervision after a period of incarceration. These data include only adults who are on active or inactive parole supervision or some other form of conditional release, including mandatory release, following a term of incarceration.

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corr2.htm
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:04:46 AM EDT
poor breeding habits  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:09:09 AM EDT
The way we're heading.........
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:43:46 AM EDT
Yes the number of “people were under some form of correctional supervision” has been steadily increasing AND as a result crime rates have been correspondingly dropping.

The only problem with that chart is the prison and jail numbers should be higher.

It is just logical the more criminals in jail the less crime you will have.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:23:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Yes the number of “people were under some form of correctional supervision” has been steadily increasing AND as a result crime rates have been correspondingly dropping.

The only problem with that chart is the prison and jail numbers should be higher.

It is just logical the more criminals in jail the less crime you will have.



WORD!!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:28:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Yes the number of “people were under some form of correctional supervision” has been steadily increasing AND as a result crime rates have been correspondingly dropping.

The only problem with that chart is the prison and jail numbers should be higher.

It is just logical the more criminals in jail the less crime you will have.



what's also logical is when prisons are run for a profit, more "criminals"will be created to keep that gap filled. reguardless of an actual crime being committed.

no way around it at this point.

Chris

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:31:06 AM EDT
I never understand why liberals cry about how many people the US justice system locks up.  "How can we say we're a free country when we have the highest rate of incarceration in the world?"

Uhhhhh....

I dont understand that line of reasoning.  They're in jail because they broke the law and were found guilty in a trial.  Would you prefer to have them running around in the streets in order to spare you the shame of punishing criminals?  I dont get it.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:32:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:
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In 2003, 6.9 million people were under some form of correctional supervision including:

Probation - court ordered community supervision of convicted offenders by a probation agency. In many instances, the supervision requires adherence to specific rules of conduct while in the community.

Prison - confinement in a State or Federal correctional facility to serve a sentence of more than 1 year, although in some jurisdictions the length of sentence which results in prison confinement is longer.

Jail - confinement in a local jail while pending trial, awaiting sentencing, serving a sentence that is usually less than 1 year, or awaiting transfer to other facilities after conviction.

Parole - community supervision after a period of incarceration. These data include only adults who are on active or inactive parole supervision or some other form of conditional release, including mandatory release, following a term of incarceration.

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corr2.htm



More interesting facts here: Key Crime & Justice Facts at a Glance

-k
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:38:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
I never understand why liberals cry about how many people the US justice system locks up.  "How can we say we're a free country when we have the highest rate of incarceration in the world?"

Uhhhhh....

I dont understand that line of reasoning.  They're in jail because they broke the law and were found guilty in a trial.  Would you prefer to have them running around in the streets in order to spare you the shame of punishing criminals?you mean like allowing murderers and rapists out to make room for the non violent drug offender?  I dont get it.me either

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:40:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kinaed:

More interesting facts here: Key Crime & Justice Facts at a Glance

-k



Thanks for the link.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:51:23 PM EDT
I was a corrections officer for 5 long miserable years (in Massachusetts of all places) where liberal policies include inmates.As far as I'm concerned we're not locking enough "people" up.

Semper Fi,
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:54:41 PM EDT
There are alot more out there that should be locked up that arent, I think that probation used too much
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:03:01 PM EDT
Per capita numbers might be more informative.  I wonder about changes in population and the demographics of the population over the 23 year period.  More illegals (sorry undocumented persons), but more older people too.  It would be interesting to see some cross correlation on pop and demographic changes and perhaps dollars spent on the "War on Drugs" as well.



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