Conducted by the Bureau of the Census, this survey provides
nationally representative data on state prison inmates and sentenced
federal inmates held in federally owned and operated facilities.
Through personal interviews from June-October 1997, inmates in both
state and federal prisons provided information about their current
offense and sentence, criminal history, family background and personal
characteristics, prior drug and alcohol use and treatment programs,
gun possession and use, gang membership, and prison activities,
programs, and services. Prior surveys of state prison inmates, called
SURVEY OF INMATES OF STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, were conducted in
1974, 1979, 1986, and 1991 (see ICPSR 7811, 7856, 8711, and 6086).
Sentenced federal prison inmates were first interviewed in 1991 (see
SURVEY OF INMATES OF FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, 1991 [ICPSR
6037]). The federal data are combined with the state data in this
collection. Part 1, Numeric Data, consists of numerically-coded
responses, while Part 2, Alphanumeric Data, contains free-field
responses to "Specify, Other" questions in ASCII text form.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics, and United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Prisons. Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02598.v1
- RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (041261)
United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Prisons
A downloadable version of data for this study is available however, certain identifying information in the downloadable version may have been masked or edited to protect respondent privacy. Additional data not included in the downloadable version are available in a restricted version of this data collection. For more information about the differences between the downloadable data and the restricted data for this study, please refer to the codebook notes section of the PDF codebook. Users interested in obtaining restricted data must complete and sign a Restricted Data Use Agreement, describe the research project and data protection plan, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.