Gender of Prisoners Admitted to State and Federal Institutions in the United States, 1926-1987 (ICPSR 9517)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics; Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
This data collection includes tabulations of annual adult admissions to federal and state correctional institutions by gender for the years 1926 through 1987. The two data files have identical structures: Part 1 includes information on male admissions, and Part 2 includes information on female admissions. The 3,348 cases in each part include one case for each of the 62 years of the collection for each of the following 54 categories: the 50 states, the District of Columbia, federal institutional totals, state cumulative totals, and United States totals (the sum of the federal and state cumulative totals). The figures were drawn from a voluntary reporting program in which each state, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported summary and detailed statistics, as part of the National Prisoner Statistics reporting series. Each file also includes individual state and United States general population figures.
These data are freely available.
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. GENDER OF PERSONS ADMITTED TO STATE AND FEDERAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1926-1987. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09517.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09517.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: (1) All adult felons serving a sentence in a federal or state institution (prior to 1972) and (2) all persons sentenced as adults or youthful offenders and whose maximum sentence length was a year and a day or longer (1972 and after).
Data Types: aggregate data
(1) NATIONAL PRISONER STATISTICS report series, and (2) Federal Bureau of Prisons publications
- Standardized missing values.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-10-23
- 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
- 1997-09-19 SAS data definition statements have been added to this collection, and the SPSS data definition statements were updated.
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