This survey provides nationally representative data on inmates
held in state prisons and federally-owned and operated prisons.
Through personal interviews conducted from October 2003 through May
2004, inmates in both state and federal prisons provided information
about their current offense and sentence, criminal history, family
background and personal characteristics, prior drug and alcohol use
and treatment programs, gun possession and use, and prison activities,
programs, and services. Prior surveys of State prison inmates were
conducted in 1974, 1979, 1986, 1991, and 1997. Sentenced federal
prison inmates were interviewed in the 1991 and 1997 surveys.
United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, [United States], 2004. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-12-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04572.v6
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
A public version of data for this study is downloadable.
Certain identifying information in the public version may have been masked or edited to protect respondent privacy. However, the information is available in the restricted version.
Users interested in obtaining the restricted 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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