The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities Series

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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2016
Burkhardt, Brett C. Who punishes whom?: Bifurcation of private and public responsibilities in criminal punishment. Journal of Crime and Justice.
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2016
Butler, H. Daniel,  Steiner, Benjamin . Examining the use of disciplinary segregation within and across prisons. Justice Quarterly.
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2015
Burkhardt, Brett C.,  Jones, Alisha . Judicial intervention into prisons: Comparing private and public prisons from 1990 to 2005. Justice System Journal.
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2015
Jones, Alisha . Education Behind Bars: Comparing Private and State Correctional Facilities. Thesis, Oregon State University.
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2015
Mason, Alissa L. How Female Correctional Officers Influence the Security of an Institution. Thesis, Youngstown State University.
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2015
Peterson, Bryce E. Inmate-, Incident-, and Facility-Level Factors Associated with Escapes from Custody and Violent Outcomes. Dissertation, City University of New York.
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2015
Schlanger, Margo . How prisoners' rights lawyers are preserving the role of the courts. University of Miami Law Review.
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2015
Schlanger, Margo . Trends in prisoner litigation, as the PLRA enters adulthood. UC Irvine Law Review.
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2015
Theis, Bryan N. Public vs. Private Prison Violence: An Empirical Study of Inmate-on-staff Assaults. Thesis, Oregon State University.
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