The Source for Crime and Justice Data

Survey of Inmates of State and Federal Correctional Facilities Series

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.

Data in the Series

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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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2016
Cain, Calli M.,  Steiner, Benjamin,  Wright, Emily M. Nonstranger victimization and inmate maladjustment: Is the relationship gendered?. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 43, (8), 992-1017.
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2016
Carson, E. Ann,  Sabol, William J. Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993-2013. Special Report. NCJ 248766, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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2016
Clark, Kyleigh,  Rydberg, Jason . The effect of institutional educational programming on prisoner misconduct. Criminal Justice Studies.
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2016
Crittenden, Courtney A.,  Koons-Witt, Barbara A.,  Kaminski, Robert J. Being assigned work in prison: do gender and race matter?. Feminist Criminology.
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2016
Diaz, Aida I. Behind the Bars: Contributing Elements in Institutional Victimizations. Dissertation, Capella University.
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2016
Gonzalez, Jennifer M.R.,  Cannell, M. Brad,  Jetelina, Katelyn K.,  Froehlich-Grobe, Katherine . Disproportionate prevalence rate of prisoners with disabilities: Evidence from a nationally representative sample. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 27, (2), 106-115.
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2016
Kennedy, Sara M.,  Sharapova, Saida R.,  Beasley, Derrick D.,  Hsia, Jason . Cigarette smoking among inmates by race/ethnicity: Impact of excluding African American young adult men from national prevalence estimates. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 18, (S1), S73-S78.
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2016
Kleck, Gary,  Jackson, Dylan . What kind of joblessness affects crime? A national case-control study of serious property crime. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
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2016
Lahm, Karen F. Factors affecting contact between inmate parents and their children: An examination of mothers and fathers behind bars. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. 1, (1), 61-79.
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