MCI Prisons, 2001-2017
Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) (formerly, the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP)), is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The MCI collection 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. MCI 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 MCI collection. This deals with the prison subcollection,
which has a prison death file.
The prison portion of Mortality in Correctional Institutions began in 2001
after the passage of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 in October
of 2000. The prison component of MCI 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. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Mortality in Correctional Institutions: State Prisons, 2001-2017. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-04-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37876.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. They may only be accessed at the ICPSR Data Enclave in Ann Arbor, MI. Users wishing to view these data must first complete an Application for Use of the ICPSR Data Enclave (available for download as part of the documentation for this study), and receive permission to analyze the files before traveling to Ann Arbor. More general information about the enclave may be found at ICPSR's enclave data website.
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.
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