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Survey of Inmates of State and Federal Correctional Facilities Series RSS

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics

Designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and conducted by the Bureau of the Census, these surveys are part of a series of data gathering efforts undertaken to assist policymakers in assessing and remedying deficiencies in the nation's correctional institutions. The surveys gathered extensive information on demographic, socioeconomic, and criminal history characteristics. Also obtained were details of in-mates' military service records such as time of service and branch of service, eligibility for benefits, type of discharge, and contact with veterans' groups. Other variables include age, ethnicity, education, lifetime drug use, drinking pattern prior to arrest, prior incarceration record, and prearrest annual income.

Years Produced: Every 5 years.

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2014
2013
Bhati, Avinash,  Crites, Erin L.,  Taxman, Faye S. RNR simulation tool: A synthetic datasets and its uses for policy simulations. Simulation Strategies to Reduce Recidivism: A Synthetic Datasets and Its Uses for Policy Simulations. New York, NY: Springer.
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2013
Caulkins, Jonathan P.,  Sevigny, Eric L. The U.S. causes but cannot (or will not) solve Mexico's drug problems. A War That Can't Be Won: Binational Perspectives on the War on Drugs . Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
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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
Culp, Richard,  Youstin, Tasha J.,  Englander, Kristin,  Lynch, James . From war to prison: Examining the relationship between military service and criminal activity. Justice Quarterly. 30, (4), 651-680.
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2013
Dumont, Dora M.,  Gjelsvik, Annie,  Chen, Nadine,  Rich, Josiah D. Hispanics, incarceration, and TB/HIV screening: A missed opportunity for prevention. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 15, (4), 711-717.
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2013
Dye, Meredith Huey,  Aday, Ronald H. 'I just wanted to die': Preprison and current suicide ideation among women serving life sentences. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 40, (8), 832-849.
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2013
Felson, Richard B.,  Bonkiewicz, Luke . Guns and trafficking in crack-cocaine and other drug markets. Crime and Delinquency. 59, (3), 319-343.
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2013
Leigey, Margaret,  Hodge, Jessica P. And then they behaved: Examining the institutional misconduct of adult inmates who were incarcerated as juveniles. Prison Journal. 93, (3), 272-290.
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2013
Lindo, Jason M.,  Stoecker, Charles . Drawn into violence: Evidence on 'what makes a criminal' from the Vietnam draft lotteries. Economic Inquiry.
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