ERIC Number: ED439203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of State Prisoners under Age 18, 1985-97. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.
Strom, Kevin J.
This report presents data on all individuals under age 18 in state prisons, whether under the original jurisdiction of the juvenile or adult criminal system. Most of the data are from the National Corrections Reporting Program. On December 31, 1997, less than 1% of inmates in state prisons were under age 18, a proportion that has remained stable since the mid-1980s. The number of offenders under age 18, however, has more than doubled, from 3,400 in 1985 to 7,400 in 1997. In 1997, 61% of those persons admitted to state prison under age 18 had been convicted of a violent offense, compared to 52% in 1985. States vary in their housing and program assignments for inmates under age 18. Eight states offer segregated incarceration assignments that provide specialized educational, vocational, and life skills training for offenders under age 18. (Contains 10 tables, 1 figure, and 10 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.