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Women Offender Programs and Issues

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Ten-Year Status Report on Women’s Corrections
1996-2006

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Profile of Women Offenders

(Offender Management System as of March 12, 2006)

There are 909 federal women offenders, either incarcerated or on conditional release.

Incarcerated

Conditional Release

44% (401) incarcerated women 56% (508) women on conditional release.

Age

  • 2% are under 20 years of age
  • 38% are 21-30
  • 34% are 31-40
  • 19% are 41-50
  • 7% are 51+

Age

  • 1% are under 20 years of age
  • 24% are 21-30
  • 26% are 31-40
  • 29% are 41-50
  • 20% are 51+

Ethnic Origin

  • 57% Caucasian
  • 31% Aboriginal
  • 5% Black
  • 4% Other
  • 3% Asiatic

Ethnic Origin

  • 61% Caucasian
  • 19% Aboriginal
  • 10% Black
  • 5% Other
  • 5% Asiatic

Sentence Length

  • 51% serving under 4 years
  • 19% serving 4-5 years
  • 10% serving 6-10 years
  • 2% serving 11 years+
  • 18% serving life sentences

Sentence Length

  • 53% serving under 4 years
  • 15% serving 4-5 years
  • 13% serving 6-10 years
  • 3% serving 11 years+
  • 16% serving life sentences

Security Classification

  • 34% - minimum security
  • 45% - medium security
  • 10% - maximum security
  • 11% - Intake Assessment/unclassified