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Statistics on in-person visits with prisoners in Minnesota prisons

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(based on 16,420 prisoners released between 2003 and 2007)

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For related discussion, see

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http://purplemotes.net/2012/10/07/prisoners-personal-visits/

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source and notes

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ave. length of incarceration (months)20Duwe and Clark (2011) p. 18, and Table 1, p. 19.

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ave. visits per prisoner36For additional data, see MN DOC extract table 1

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different individuals visiting3

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prisoner sample includes both original sentences and parole violators

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visits are measured across full term of incarceration

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visitor categoryprisoner share receiving at least one visit from visitor category ave. visits per monthstandard deviation of visits per month

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Friend47%0.5351.336

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Mother31%0.2170.651

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Sibling26%0.1100.422

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Son or daughter19%0.1460.599

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Other relative18%0.0600.279

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Father16%0.1040.451

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Spouse8%0.1250.769

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In-law7%0.0200.169

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Grandparent7%0.0250.177

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Other parent/guardian5%0.0200.158

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Clergy2%0.0050.068

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Ex-spouse1%0.0070.131

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Grandchildren1%0.0050.082

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Mentor1%0.0040.054

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Other1%0.0030.076

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Other professional0%0.0010.016

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all visitors61%1.7733.696

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among receiving visits2.907