This data collection provides annual data on prisoners
under a sentence of death and on prisoners whose sentences were
commuted or vacated. The data furnish basic sociodemographic
classifications including age, sex, race and ethnicity, marital status
at time of imprisonment, level of education, and state and region of
incarceration. Criminal history information includes prior felony
convictions, prior convictions for criminal homicide, and legal status
at the time of the capital offense. Additional information is provided
on those inmates removed from death row by yearend 1986, inmates
receiving a second capital punishment sentence in 1987, and inmates
who were executed.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09210.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.
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