Federal Justice Statistics Program: Offenders in Prison at Year-End, 2008 (ICPSR 29406)

Published: Mar 11, 2014 View help for published

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29406.v3

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The data contain records of sentenced offenders in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) at year-end of fiscal year 2008. The data include commitments of United States District Court, violators of conditions of release (e.g., parole, probation, or supervised release violators), offenders convicted in other courts (e.g., military or District of Columbia courts), and persons admitted to prison as material witnesses or for purposes of treatment, examination, or transfer to another authority. These data include variables that describe the offender, such as age, race, citizenship, as well as variables that describe the sentences and expected prison terms. The data file contains original variables from the Bureau of Prisons' SENTRY database, as well as "SAF" variables that denote subsets of the data. These SAF variables are related to statistics reported in the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, Tables 7.9-7.16. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security Number) were replaced with blanks, and the day portions of date fields were also sanitized in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Offenders in Prison at Year-End, 2008. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-03-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29406.v3

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2007-10-01 -- 2008-09-30 (Fiscal year 2008)
2007-10-01 -- 2008-09-30 (Fiscal year 2008)

Offenders in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons at year-end of fiscal year 2008.

federal prisoners

extracts from the BOP SENTRY database

event/transaction data

2011-02-04

2014-03-11

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Offenders in Prison at Year-End, 2008. ICPSR29406-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-03-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29406.v3

2014-03-11 AGE variable has been relabeled based on when age was computed.

2011-03-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.

2011-02-04 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.

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.