Alternate Title: DCRP Prisons, 01-13
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) is an annual data collection
conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The DCRP began in 2000
under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297). It is the
only national statistical collection that obtains detailed information
about deaths in adult correctional facilities. The DCRP collects data on
persons dying in state prisons, local jails and in the process of
arrest. Each collection is a separate subcollection, but each is under the
umbrella of the DCRP collection. This deals with the prison subcollection,
which has a prison death file.
The prison portion of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program began in 2001
after the passage of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 in October
of 2000. The prison component of the DCRP collects data on inmate deaths
occurring in the 50 state departments of corrections while inmates are in
the physical custody of prison officials.
Deaths in Custody Reporting Program Series
One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions
; consult the
restrictions note to learn more.
Additional information can also be found in the
Due to the sensitive nature of the data and to protect respondent confidentiality, the data are restricted from general dissemination. These data are enclave-only and may only be accessed at ICPSR's location in Ann Arbor, MI. Users wishing to view these data must first contact NACJD, complete an Application for use of the ICPSR Data Enclave (available as part of the documentation for this study), and receive permission to analyze the files before traveling to Ann Arbor. More information may be found at ICPSR's Enclave Data Web site.
Completed forms should be returned to: Director, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, P.O. Box 1248, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248, or by fax: 734-647-8200.
Any public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.
Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
No downloadable data files available.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Deaths in Custody Reporting Program: State Prisons, 2001 - 2013. ICPSR36435-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-08-31. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36435.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36435.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Smallest Geographic Unit:
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Deaths of individuals incarcerated in state prisons.
administrative records data,
Individual-level death data are collected from the 50 state department of corrections in the United States.
Mode of Data Collection:
paper and pencil interview (PAPI)
State departments of corrections
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2016-08-31
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