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.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Deaths in Custody Reporting Program: State Prisons 2001 - 2009. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-07-31. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34277.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
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.