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OLR Research Report


March 17, 2010

 

2010-R-0157

PEOPLE INCARCERATED FOR NON-VIOLENT CRIMES

By: Christopher Reinhart, Senior Attorney

You asked how many people are incarcerated for non-violent crimes.

SUMMARY

Using information provided by the Department of Correction (DOC), we compiled a list of sentenced and unsentenced inmates in prison on January 1, 2010 for crimes that might be considered non-violent. This data counts each inmate once, under the most serious offense they are sentenced for or charged with or convicted of while awaiting sentencing.

What constitutes a non-violent crime is often a judgment call. We have excluded crimes that clearly involve violence but include most other crimes that do not necessarily involve violence. For example, we include weapons possession and sale crimes.

In addition, elements of some crimes on our list include conduct that is both non-violent and violent. For example, the crime of failure to obey an officer (CGS 14-223) punishes failing to stop driving when signaled by an officer but also imposes a higher penalty if failing to stop causes death or serious physical injury. It is unclear from the DOC data available to us whether offenders listed under this statute violated the non-violent or violent portion of the statute.

For the crimes of conspiracy, attempt, and criminal liability for another, the data does not specify the crime that was the object of the conspiracy or attempt or the reason for the criminal liability. That crime could be violent or non-violent.

Based on this list of potentially non-violent crimes, the prison population on January 1, 2010, included 8,756 sentenced and 2,401 unsentenced inmates with a non-violent crime as their most serious offense. This totals 11,412 inmates or 63% of the total prison population of 18,502 inmates.

NON-VIOLENT CRIMES

Table 1 shows people incarcerated for non-violent crimes, whether sentenced or unsentenced, on January 1, 2010 grouped into the following categories: Court- and Public Official-Related Crimes; Drug Crimes; Harassment, Stalking, and Restraining and Protective Order Violations; Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes; Property Crimes; Sex-Related Offenses; Weapons Crimes; and Other Crimes. The table also shows the current penalties for each crime. The penalties for some crimes have increased in recent years. Because an offender is sentenced under the penalties in effect at the time he or she committed the crime, some currently incarcerated offenders may have been subject to lesser penalties than listed in the table. We do not include other penalties such as drivers' license suspensions.

Table 1: Potentially Non-Violent Crimes, Their Penalties, and Incarcerated Offenders on January 1, 2010

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Court- and Public Official-Related Crimes

51-33

Contempt of court

Up to six months

Up to $100

2

0

2

51-33a

Criminal contempt

Up to six months

Up to $500

1

0

1

51-164r

Failure to pay or plead

1. for infraction

2. for violation

1. Up to three months

2. Up to one year

1. Up to $500

2. Up to $2,000

0

12

12

53a-130a

Impersonation of police officer

One to five years

Up to $5,000

2

0

2

53a-151

Tampering with witness

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

7

2

9

53a-155

Tampering with or fabricating evidence

One to five years

Up to $5,000

3

7

10

53a-156

Perjury

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

53a-157b

False Statement, 2nd Degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

0

1

1

53a-166

Hinder Prosecution, 2nd Degree

One to 10 Years

Up to $10,000

8

4

12

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Court- and Public Official-Related Crimes

53a-167

Hindering Prosecution, 3rd Degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

2

0

2

53a-167a

Interfering with officer

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

70

63

133

53a-169

Escape, 1st Degree

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

62

2

64

53a-171

Escape from custody

For felony: one to 10 years

Otherwise: up to one year

For felony: up to $10,000

Otherwise: up to $2,000

6

3

9

53a-172

Failure To Appear, 1st Degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

34

91

125

53a-173

Failure To Appear, 2nd Degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

22

63

85

53a-180

Falsely Reporting Incident, 1st Degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

2

3

53a-180c

Falsely reporting an incident, 2nd degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

0

1

1

53a-183b

Interfering with emergency call

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

3

2

5

54-33d

Interfering with a search

1. Up to one year

2. Use of deadly or dangerous weapon: up to 10 years

1. Up to $1,000

2. Up to $10,000

1

0

1

     

Total

225

253

478

Drug Crimes

21a-257

Failure to keep narcotic in original container

First offense: up to two year

Subsequent offense: up to 10 years

First offense: up to $1,000

Subsequent offense: up to $10,000

3

3

6

21a-266

Prohibited acts regarding controlled substances

First offense: up to two year

Subsequent offense: up to 10 years

First offense: up to $1,000

Subsequent offense: up to $10,000

2

0

2

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Drug Crimes

21a-267

Prohibited acts regarding drug paraphernalia

Use: up to three months

Delivery: up to one year

Use: up to $500

Delivery: up to $1,000

3

10

13

21a-267(c)

Prohibited acts regarding drug paraphernalia by non-enrolled student near school

One year mandatory minimum*

 

1

4

5

21a-268

Misrepresentation of substance as controlled substance

One to five years

Up to $5,000

4

3

7

21a-277(a)

Sale of hallucinogen or narcotic

First offense: up to 15 years^

Second offense: up to 30 years^

Subsequent offense: up to 30 years^

First offense: up to $15,000

Second offense: up to $100,000

Subsequent offense: up to $250,000

1,409

34

1,443

21a-277(b)

Sale of controlled substance other than hallucinogen or narcotic

First offense: up to seven years^

Subsequent offense: up to 15 years^

First offense: up to $25,000

Subsequent offense: up to $100,000

193

37

230

21a-277(c)

Drug paraphernalia in drug factory

First offense: up to two years^

Subsequent offense: up to 10 years^

First offense: up to $1,000

Subsequent offense: up to $10,000

11

7

18

21a-278

Illegal manufacture

It is unclear whether these three inmates should be counted below under CGS 21a-278(a) or (b)

0

3

3

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Drug Crimes

21a-278(a)

Manufacture or sale of heroin, methadone, cocaine, or crack by non-dependent person

Five to 20 year mandatory minimum sentence, to maximum life*^

-

61

22

83

21a-278(b)

Manufacture or sale of narcotic, hallucinogen, amphetamine, or at least 1 kg marijuana by non-dependent person

First offense: five year mandatory minimum to maximum 20 years*^

Subsequent offense: 10 year mandatory minimum to maximum 25 years*^

-

334

82

416

21a-279(a)

Possess narcotics

First offense: up to seven years

Second offense: up to 15 years

Subsequent offense: up to 25 years

First offense: up to $50,000

Second offense: up to $100,000

Subsequent offense: up to $250,000

467

328

795

21a-279(b)

Possess hallucinogen or more than four ounces marijuana

First offense: up to five years

Subsequent offense: up to 10 years

First offense: up to $2,000

Subsequent offense: up to $5,000

22

15

37

21a-279(c)

Possess controlled substance or less than four ounces marijuana

First offense: up to one year

Subsequent offense: up to five years

First offense: up to $1,000

Subsequent offense: up to $3,000

53

10

63

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Drug Crimes

21a-279(d)

Possess narcotic, hallucinogen, or controlled substance near school or day care center

Two year mandatory minimum in addition to possession penalties under this statute*

-

5

6

11

     

Total

2,568

564

3,132

Harassment, Stalking, and Restraining and Protective Order Violations

53a-181c

Stalking, 1st Degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

2

3

53a-181d

Stalking, 2nd Degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

1

0

1

53a-181e

Stalking, 3rd Degree

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

1

1

2

53a-182b

Harassment, 1st Degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

6

5

11

53a-183

Harassment, 2nd Degree

Up to three months

Up to $500

0

5

5

53a-223 (formerly 53a-110b)

Criminal violation of protective order

One to five years

Up to $5,000

188

123

311

53a-223a

Criminal violation of standing criminal restraining order

One to five years

Up to $5,000

5

2

7

53a-223b

Criminal violation of restraining order

One to five years

Up to $5,000

23

16

39

     

Total

225

154

379

Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes

14-147(c)

Improper use of registration or license

Up to 30 days

Up to $100

0

1

1

14-213b

Failure to carry minimum insurance—knowing violation by owner of commercial vehicle

One to five years

Up to $5,000

0

1

1

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes

14-215**

Operating when license refused, suspended, or revoked

First offense: up to 90 days

Subsequent offense: up to one year

Additional penalty if one prior violation of this or licensing statute: up to 100 hours community service

Additional penalty if two prior violations of this or licensing statute: one year with 90 day mandatory minimum

First offense: $150 to $200

Subsequent offense: $200 to $600

Additional penalty if one prior violation of this or licensing statute: $500

13

9

22

14-215(c)**

Driving while license suspended for DWI-related offenses

First offense: up to one year with 30 day mandatory minimum unless mitigating circumstances

Second offense: up to two years with 120 day mandatory minimum unless mitigating circumstances

Subsequent offense: up to three years with one year mandatory minimum unless mitigating circumstances

First offense: $500 to $1,000

Second offense: $500 to $1,000

Subsequent offense: $500 to $1,000

41

1

42

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes

14-215a**

Operating when license suspended for failure to appear in court or pay infraction or violation

First offense: up to 90 days

Subsequent offense: up to one year

First offense: $150 to $200

Subsequent offense: $200-$600

0

1

1

14-222

Reckless driving

First offense: up to 30 days

Subsequent offense: up to one year

First offense: $100 t0 $300

Subsequent offense: up to $600

0

1

1

14-223

Increasing speed after police vehicle signals to stop

First offense: up to one year

First offense causing death or serious injury: one to 10 years

Subsequent offense: one to 10 years (one year mandatory minimum if prior and current offense caused death or serious injury)

First offense: up to $2,000

First offense causing death or serious injury: up to $10,000

Subsequent offense: up to $10,000

6

1

7

14-224

Evading responsibility in motor vehicle and racing

Evading responsibility involving death or serious injury: one to 10 years

Evading responsibility involving physical or property injury or violating racing provisions: up to one year

Evading responsibility involving death or serious injury: up to $10,000

Evading responsibility involving physical or property injury or violating racing provisions: (1) first offense: $75 to 600 and (2) subsequent offense: $100 to $1,000

19

2

21

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes

14-225

Evading responsibility in other vehicles

Up to six months

Up to $500

1

0

1

14-227a

Driving under the influence

First offense: up to six months with 48 hour mandatory minimum or suspended sentence with probation requiring community service

Second offense: up to two years with 120 days mandatory minimum and probation with community service

Subsequent offense: up to three years with one year mandatory minimum and probation with community service

First offense: $500 to $1,000

Second offense: $1,000 to $4,000

Subsequent offense: $2,000 to $8,000

397

23

420

14-242

Improper turn, not signaling

Infraction***

0

1

1

38a-371

Operating motor vehicle without insurance

Up to three months

Up to $500

1

0

1

     

Total

478

41

519

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Property Crimes

12-428

Sales and use tax

1. Willful failure to pay or furnish return or violate provisions with no other penalty

2. Willful delivery of false return or document

1. Up to one year

2. One to five years

1. Up to $1,000

2. Up to $5,000

1

0

1

12-737(a)

Willful failure to pay state income tax or furnish return

Up to one year

Up to $1,000

1

0

1

20-427

1. Violate home improvement contractor provisions

2. Fail to pay refund if home improvement over $10,000

1. Up to six months

2. Up to one year

1. Up to $1,000

2. Up to $2,000

2

0

2

53-48

Willful destruction of notices

Repealed Statute

1

0

1

53-103

Trespass

Repealed Statute

1

0

1

53a-102

Burglary, 2nd degree

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

169

60

229

53a-103

Burglary, 3rd degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

504

149

653

53a-106

Making or possessing burglar's tools

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

1

2

3

53a-107

Criminal trespass, 1st degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

23

37

60

53a-109

Criminal trespass, 3rd degree

Up to three months

Up to $500

6

9

15

53a-113

Arson, 3rd degree

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

13

3

16

53a-114

Reckless burning

One to five years

Up to $5,000

4

1

5

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Property Crimes

53a-115

Criminal mischief, 1st degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

11

7

18

53a-116

Criminal mischief, 2nd degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

5

3

8

53a-117

Criminal mischief, 3rd degree

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

4

6

10

53a-117e

Criminal damage To landlord's property, 1st degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

53a-119

Larceny defined

It is unclear which degree of larceny these three offenders should be counted under.

3

0

3

53a-119b

Using motor vehicle without permission

First offense: up to one year

Subsequent offense: one to five years

First offense: up to $2,000

Subsequent offense: up to $5,000

11

0

11

53a-122

Larceny, 1st degree

One to 20 years

Up to $15,000

176

60

236

53a-123

Larceny, 2nd degree

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

130

45

175

53a-124

Larceny, 3rd degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

188

62

250

53a-125

Larceny, 4th degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

28

9

37

53a-125a

Larceny, 5th degree

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

19

15

34

53a-125b

Larceny, 6th degree

Up to three months

Up to $500

75

55

130

53a-126a

Criminal trover, 1st degree

First offense: one to five years

Subsequent offense: one to 10 years

First offense: up to $5,000

Subsequent offense: up to $10,000

1

3

4

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Property Crimes

53a-127d

Cheating at gambling

1. One to five years

2. When change wager after time allowed: up to six months

1. Up to $5,000

2. When change wager after time allowed: up to $1,000

1

0

1

53a-128

Issuing a bad check (see CGS 53a-128i(a))

Check up to $250: up to three months

Check $250-$500: up to six months

Check $500-$1,000: up to one year

Check over $1,000: one to five years

Check up to $250: up to $500

Check $250-$500: up to $1,000

Check $500-$1,000: up to $2,000

Check over $1,000: up to $5,000

2

0

2

53a-128c

Credit card theft

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

4

1

5

53a-128d

Illegal use of credit card

1. Obtain under $500 in six months: up to one year

2. Obtain over $500 in six months: one to five years

1. Obtain under $500 in six months: up to $2,000

2. Obtain over $500 in six months: up to $5,000

4

0

4

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Property Crimes

53a-128f

Unlawful reproduction of credit card

One to five years

Up to $5,000

0

1

1

53a-129

Misapplication of property

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

1

0

1

53a-129a

Identity theft defined

It is unclear which degree of identity theft crime this offender should be counted under

1

0

1

53a-129b

Identity theft, 1st degree

One to 20 years

Up to $15,000

2

0

2

53a-129c

Identity theft, 2nd degree

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

2

1

3

53a-129d

Identity theft, 3rd degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

8

4

12

53a-130

Criminal impersonation

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

2

3

5

53a-138

Forgery, 1st degree

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

8

14

22

53a-139

Forgery, 2nd degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

41

13

54

53a-140

Forgery, 3rd degree

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

3

1

4

53a-141

Criminal simulation

One to five years

Up to $5,000

0

1

1

53a-161

Receiving commercial bribe

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

53a-218

Interference with a cemetery

One to 10 years

$500 to $10,000

1

0

1

53a-276

Money laundering, 1st degree

One to 20 years

Up to $15,000

0

1

1

     

Total

1,459

566

2,025

Sex-Related Offenses

53a-82

Prostitution

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

9

17

26

53a-83

Patronizing prostitute

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

1

0

1

53a-87

Promoting prostitution

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

1

0

1

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Sex-Related Offenses

53a-90a

Enticing a minor

Victim 13 or older:

● First offense: one to five years

● Second offense: one to 10 years

● Subsequent offense: one to 20 years

If victim under age 13:

● First offense: one to 20 years with five-year mandatory minimum

● Subsequent offense: one to 20 years with 10-year mandatory minimum

Victim 13 or older:

● First offense: up to $5,000

● Second offense: up to $1,000

● Subsequent offense: up to $15,000

If victim under age 13: up to $15,000

3

0

3

53a-186

Public indecency

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

2

1

3

53a-189a

Voyeurism

One to five years

Up to $5,000

2

0

2

53a-194

Obscenity

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

0

1

1

53a-196a

Employing minor in obscene performance

10 mandatory minimum up to 25 years

Up to $20,000

3

3

6

53a-196b

Promoting minor in obscene performance

One to 20 years

Up to $15,000

3

0

3

53a-196c

Importing child pornography

One to 20 years, five year mandatory minimum

Up to $15,000

3

3

6

53a-196d

Possessing child pornography, 1st degree

One to 20 years, five year mandatory minimum

Up to $15,000

15

4

19

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Sex-Related Offenses

53a-196e

Possessing child pornography, 2nd degree

One to 10 years, two year mandatory minimum

Up to $10,000

10

0

10

53a-196f

Possessing child pornography, 3rd degree

One to five years, one year mandatory minimum

Up to $5,000

3

2

5

53a-206

Injunction and restraining order on obscene material

Up to two years

Up to $1,000

2

0

2

54-251

Sex offender registration—

person who committed offense against minor or nonviolent sexual offense

One to five years

Up to $5,000

9

9

18

54-252

Sex offender registration—

person who committed sexually violent offense

One to five years

Up to $5,000

12

3

15

54-253

Sex offender registration—

person who committed sex offense in another jurisdiction

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

2

3

54-254

Sex offender registration—

person who committed felony for sexual purpose

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

     

Total

80

45

125

Weapons Crimes

29-28

Permit to sell or carry pistol or revolver (see CGS 29-37)

Up to three years

Up to $500

1

0

1

29-33

1. Illegal sale of pistol or revolver

2. Selling when stolen or identification removed

1. One to five years

2. One to 20 years

1. Up to $5,000

2. Up to 15,000

10

0

10

29-35

Carrying pistol or revolver without permit (see CGS 29-37)

One year mandatory minimum unless mitigating circumstances, up to five years

Up to $1,000

160

16

176

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Weapons Crimes

29-36

Altering or removing firearm identification mark

Up to five years

Up to $1,000

1

1

2

29-38

Carrying weapon in vehicles

Up to five years

Up to $1,000

40

16

56

53-80a

Manufacturing bomb

One to 20 years

Up to $15,000

1

0

1

53-202c

Possessing assault weapon

One year mandatory minimum, up to five years

Up to $5,000

5

1

6

53-203

Unlawful discharge of firearms

Up to three months

Up to $250

2

0

2

53-206

Carrying dangerous weapon

Up to three years

Up to $500

22

27

49

53-206c

Sale, carry, or brandish facsimile firearm

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

3

0

3

53a-127f

Possess shoplifting device

One to five years

Up to $5,000

0

1

1

53a-174a

Possess weapon or dangerous instrument in correction facility

One to 20 years

Up to $15,000

3

0

3

53a-211

Possess shotgun or silencer

One to five years

Up to $5,000

9

5

14

53a-212

Stealing a firearm

One to five years

Up to $5,000

15

17

32

53a-216

Criminal use of firearm or electronic defense weapon

One to five years, five year mandatory minimum sentence

Up to $5,000

1

3

4

53a-217

Criminal possession of firearm or electronic defense weapon

Two year mandatory minimum, up to five years

Up to $5,000

181

27

208

53a-217a

Negligent storage of firearm

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Weapons Crimes

53a-217b

Possess weapon on school property

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

53a-217c

Criminal possession of pistol or revolver

One to five years

Up to $5,000

97

44

141

53a-217d

Criminal possession of body armor

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

1

0

1

     

Total

554

158

712

Other Crimes

7-64

Requirements for disposing of bodies

Up to five years

Up to $500

1

0

1

7-148

Town ordinance > $250

-

-

0

2

2

53-21a

Leaving child unsupervised:

1. In place of public accommodation or motor vehicle

2. In place of public accommodation with liquor permit

3. In place of public accommodation or motor vehicle between 8 pm and 6 am

1. Up to one year

2. One to five years

3. One to 10 years

1. Up to $2,000

2. Up to $5,000

3. Up to $10,000

5

0

5

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Other Crimes

53-247

1. Cruelty to animals

2. Malicious or intentional harm to animal keeping animal for fighting or participating or betting in fight, or harming police or volunteer search and rescue animal

3. Killing police or volunteer search and rescue animal

1. Up to one year

2. Up to five years

3. Up to 10 years

1. Up to $1,000

2. Up to $5,000

3. Up to $10,000

2

0

2

53-395

Corrupt organizations and racketeering (see CGS 53-397)

One to 20 years

Up to $25,000

18

3

21

53a-8

Criminal liability for the acts of another

Same penalty as if the person were the principal offender. Apparently subject to mandatory minimum sentences.

154

3

157

53a-32

Violation of probation or conditional discharge

Depends on the underlying sentence and judge's decision on the violation of probation

1,868

303

2,171

53a-48

Conspiracy

Same as the offense that is the object of the conspiracy, except a class A felony is a class B felony. Mandatory minimum sentence applies except for a class A felony.

460

36

496

53a-49

Attempt

Same as the offense attempted except a class A felony is a class B felony and any mandatory minimum sentence applies, except for an A felony.

416

87

503

53a-63

Reckless endangerment, 1st degree

Up to one year

Up to $2,000

28

9

37

53a-97

Custodial interference, 1st degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

1

0

1

53a-177

Unlawful assembly

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

0

1

1

53a-179a

Inciting injury to person or property

One to 10 years

Up to $10,000

5

0

5

Table 1: -Continued-

CGS

Offense

Penalties

Prison Population

Prison

Fine

Sentenced

Unsentenced

Total

Other Crimes

53a-181

Breach of peace, 2nd degree

Up to six months

Up to $1,000

32

33

65

53a-181a

Creating a public disturbance

Infraction***

2

1

3

53a-182

Disorderly conduct

Up to three months

Up to $500

6

15

21

53a-192

Coercion

When threat is to commit other than a felony: up to one year

When threat is to commit a felony: one to five years

When threat is to commit other than a felony: up to $2,000

When threat is to commit a felony: up to $5,000

3

0

3

53a-222

Violate conditions of release, 1st degree

One to five years

Up to $5,000

3

5

8

54-76b

Youthful offender

Depends on the underlying crime

163

122

285

 

Special parole

Depends on the underlying special parole sentence and the judge's ruling on the parole violation

0

0

255

     

Total

3,167

620

4,042

* Judges can depart from the mandatory minimum sentence in certain circumstances (CGS 21a-283a).

^ CGS 21a-278a also imposes a mandatory minimum sentence for these crimes in certain circumstances.

** Based on the codes used by DOC, it is unclear which penalties apply to the offenders counted under three entries for driving with a suspended license. For DOC code 14-215 we describe the penalties in CGS 14-215(b), for DOC code 14-215a we describe the penalties in CGS 14-215a, and for DOC code 14-215c we describe the penalties in CGS 14-215(c).

***Violation of this statute is punishable as an infraction and it is unclear why someone is incarcerated under it.

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