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Did You Know: New in NIC's Knowledgebase/Solutions (August 2013)
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New this month is a profile of the 6,977,700 offenders supervised by adult correctional authorities at year end 2011.  In no particular order, did you know that....

  • male inmates have an incarceration rate 14 times higher than females,
  • thirty six percent of females were incarcerated for violent crimes,
  • nearly 1 in 5 nonviolent offenders leaving state prison had been convicted of drug trafficking,
  • at year end 2011, 39% of sentenced state and federal prisoners were age 40 or older,
  • one in every 50 adults in the U.S. was supervised in the community on probation or parole at year end 2011,
  • one in every 107 adults was incarcerated in prison or jail at year end 2011,
  • about 24% of state prisoners had a recent history of a mental health problem, followed by 21% of jail inmates,
  • in 2004, 10% of state prisoners reported prior service in the U.S. Armed Forces, down from 12% in 1997 and 20% in 1986,
  • in 2007, Latinos accounted for 40% of all sentenced Federal offenders  -- more than triple their share (13%) of the total U.S. Adult population.

Also new in August are discussions related to the psychological, emotional, and behavioral effects of incarceration on inmates, general guidelines for jail and prison libraries, pros and cons of 12 hour shifts, what is a DACUM, and how to view/access videos on NIC's Data DVDs.

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