Data Download, Iowa Department of Corrections, August 2008

(2008) Data Download, Iowa Department of Corrections, August 2008. Corrections, Department of

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Abstract

A startlingly new development has occurred over the past year: The number of offenders residing in Iowa’s correctional institutions has actually dropped. An ever increasing prison population – in 1990 the prison count stood at 3,842 offenders – reached an all-time high of 8,940 offenders on October 3,2007, an increase of 233% over 17 years. A significant cause for the increase has been longer stays in prison, due in part to the long-term effect of restrictions on parole eligibility. Over the past nine months, however, the prison population has been declining – to 8,573 on July 15, 2008 (not including 129 jail prisoners temporarily housed at ASP and IMCC due to the flooding). This represents a decrease of 367 offenders – or 4.1% - from the October 3, 2007 high.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Prison population, decrease, new court committments, parole eligibility, probation revocations, work release returns, violator program placements
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts > Corrections > Prisons
Law enforcement and courts > Corrections
ID Code: 13203
Deposited By: Ms Terri L Pletcher
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2012 13:52
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 13:52
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13203

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