Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities Series RSS

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

This series of studies contains a descriptive analysis of federal and state-operated adult confinement and correctional facilities nationwide. The census included prisons, penitentiaries, and correctional facilities; boot camps; community corrections; prison farms; reception, diagnostic, and classification centers; road camps; forestry and conservation camps; youthful offender facilities (except in California); vocational training facilities; prison hospitals; and correctional drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Variables include physical security, age of facilities, functions of facilities, programs, inmate work assignments, staff employment, facilities under court order/consent decree for conditions of confinement, capital and operating expenditures, custody level of residents/inmates, one-day and average daily population counts, race/ethnicity of inmates, inmate deaths, special inmate counts, and assaults and incidents by inmates. The institution is the unit of analysis. The Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities is produced every 5 years.

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Most Recent Publications

2013
Crittenden, Courtney A. Gender and Programming: A Comparison of Program Availability and Participation in U.S. Prisons for Men and Women. Dissertation, University of South Carolina.
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2013
Genter, Shaun,  Hooks, Gregory,  Clayton, Mosher . Prisons, jobs and privatization: The impact of prisons on employment growth in rural US counties, 1997-2004. Social Science Research. 42, (3), 596-610.
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2013
Steiner, Benjamin,  Meade, Benjamin . Assessing the Relationship between Exposure to Violence and Inmate Maladjustment Within and Across State Correctional Facilities. Final Report. NCJ 243901, .
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2013
Steiner, Benjamin,  Wooldredge, John . Implications of different outcome measures for an understanding of inmate misconduct. Crime and Delinquency. 59, (8), 1234-1262.
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2013
Unah, Isaac . Antecedents of Prison Violence. .
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2012
Burkhardt, Brett C. Private Prisons in Public Discourse: Measuring Moral Legitimacy. Politics, Culture and Society Working Papers Series. 2012-01, Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University.
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2012
Makarios, Matthew D.,  Maahs, Jeff . Is private time quality time? A national private-public comparison of prison quality. Prison Journal. 92, (3), 336-357.
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2012
Meade, Benjamin . Examining the Effects of Religiosity and Religious Environments on Inmate Misconduct. Dissertation, University of South Carolina.
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2012
Phelps, Michelle S. The place of punishment: Variation in the provision of inmate services staff across the punitive turn. Journal of Criminal Justice. 40, (5), 348-357.
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2011
Dye, Meredith H. The gender paradox in prison suicide rates. Women and Criminal Justice. 21, (4), 290-307.
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