During this time period the percentage of black prisoners increased from 46 to 50%, the Hispanic prison population grew from 7.7 to 14.1% while the general population increase for these groups was 11.8 to 12.4% and 6.5 to 9.5%, respectively. As of 1992 there were 4,094 black male prisoners per 100,000 black adults in the population, versus 502 white male prisoners per 100,000 adult white males in population.
In 1992 almost one in three of state prison admissions were parole or probation violators, compared to 1 in 6 in 1980. This and much more information is contained in the DOJ's latest 180 page booklet on this topic. It also includes extensive information of death sentenced prisoners, trend data, state by state data and more. Copies are available for free from: BJSC, P.O. Box 179, Annapolis, MD 20701-0179. Ask for Correctional Populations in the United States, 1992, NCJ 146413.
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