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Report: Time Served in State Prison, 2016

 

Time Served in State Prison, 2016

• The average time served by state prisoners released in 2016, from initial admission to initial release, was 2.6 years, and the median time served was 1.3 years.
 
• Most violent offenders (57%) released from state prison in 2016 served less than 3 years.
 
• 96% of violent offenders released in 2016, including 70% of those sentenced for murder or non-negligent manslaughter, served less than 20 years before initial release from state prison.
 
• Roughly 1 in 5 state prisoners released in 2016 after being sentenced for rape or sexual assault served 10 or more years before initial release.
 

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BJS proposes data collection reinstatement and update: 2019 Census of Jails

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 16, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement and update of a previously approved data collection: 2019 Census of Jails. Your comments to BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 


BJS proposes data collection reinstatement: 2019 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 8, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement of a previously approved data collection: 2019 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Your comments to BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 


BJS proposes two new data collections: Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country and Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 5, 2019, on two proposed new data collections: Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) and Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies (CTLEA) . Your comments to BJS’s requests to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.


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