Monday, December 03, 2018

Time served in state prisons

Persons sentenced for murder or non-negligent manslaughter served an average of 15 years in state prison. 57% of violent offenders who were released from state prison in 2016 served an average time of 2.6 years. State prisoners serving time for drug offenses, including trafficking and possession, served an average of 22 months and a median time of 14 months before their initial release. About 3 in 5 offenders released after serving time for drug possession served less than one year before their initial release. BJS November 29, 2018 NCJ 252205

To the offender I'm sure this feels like a long time, but to the victims' families, the time they serve is forever.

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