Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics
In 1983, the National Prisoners Statistics program, which
compiled data on prisoner admissions and releases, and the Uniform Parole
Reports were combined into one reporting system, the National Corrections
Reporting Program (NCRP). The NCRP evolved from the need to improve and
consolidate data on corrections at the national level. Its objective was to
provide a consistent and comprehensive description of prisoners entering and
leaving the custody or supervision of state and federal authorities. In
addition to the state prisons, the California Youth Authority reported data from 1984 to 2011. The Federal Bureau of Prisons reported data to NCRP from 1984 to 1996. Federal data are now collected by BJS under the Federal Justice Statistics Program.
NACJD has prepared a resource guide for the NCRP Series.