Both a "modern" 1991 Ford Escort and my old 1995 Contour would shut the injectors down when coasting in gear.
I don't know about the 1996 Contour but that's because the scantool I have won't display fuel injector pulsewidth from OBD-II cars. I suspect it's the same...it seems kinda dumb to continue injecting fuel into an engine which is closed-throttle decelerating, both from a fuel economy and an emissions standpoint.
Here is what the book "Ford Fuel Injection & Electronic Engine Control" by Charles O. Probst, SAE which covers "modern" 1988-1993 Ford vehicles has to say:
"Deceleration injector pulse times become shorter. When pulse times are less than 2 milliseconds and RPM is greater than 1500, control shuts off the injectors. In some engines, the oxygen sensor continues to switch voltages, calling for closed-loop operation to maintain ideal air-fuel ratio; in others, the mixture goes lean and the system operates open-loop.
From shut-off, the control module resumes normal injection pulses:
o As engine speed decreases to 1200RPM, sooner if ECT signals indicate cold engine
o As you step on the accelerator"
Here is what it has to say about MECS engines (the Mazda fuel injected engine that Ford used):
"Deceleration fuel is cut off from the injectors above 2200RPM".