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State and Federal Prisoners: Profiles of Inmate Characteristics in 1991 and 1997

GGD-00-117 Published: May 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the profiles of felons incarcerated in federal and state correctional facilities, focusing on: (1) the overall profiles for state and federal prison inmates in 1997; and (2) acomparison of 1991 and 1997 profiles to determine whether there were any changes in the overall profiles for state and federal inmates.

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