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Historical Statistics on Prisoners in State and Federal institutions, Yearend 1925-1986: [United States]

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-05-04
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime; criminal justice system; inmates; United States
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies annual data on the size of the prison population and the size of the general population in the United States for the period 1925 to 1986. These yearend counts include tabulations for prisons in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the federal prisons, and are intended to provide a measure of the overall size of the prison population. The figures were provided from a voluntary reporting program in which each state, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported summary statistics as part of the statistical information on prison populations in the United States.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1925 / 1986
    Time period: 1925--1986
  • 1925 / 1986
    Collection date: 1925--1986
Sampled Universe
All prisoners in the United States from 1925-1986.
Collection Mode
  • (1) This data collection preserves what was reported in the historical record. No attempts were made to correct any errors that may have existed in the record. (2) Appendix C is available only in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.

Note
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.1997-06-24 SAS and SPSS data definition statements for the logical record length version of the data have been added to this collection, and the codebook was reformatted to reinstate truncated lines. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8912 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08912.v1
Publications
  • Cox, Robin J.A.. Where Do We Go from Here? Mass Incarceration and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute. 2015.
    • ID: http://s2.epi.org/files/2014/MassIncarcerationReport.pdf (URL)
  • Pfaff, John F.. The Causes of Growth in Prison Admissions and Populations. . 2011.
    • ID: 10.2139/ssrn.1884674 (DOI)
  • Spelman, William. Specifying the relationship between crime and prisons. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.24, (2), 149-178.2008.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10940-008-9042-x (DOI)
  • McDonald, Michael P., Popkin, Samuel L.. The myth of the vanishing voter. American Political Science Review.95, (4), 963-974.2001.
  • Justice Research and Statistics Association. Crime and Justice Atlas 2000. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.jrsa.org/programs/Crime_Atlas_2000.pdf (URL)
  • Spelman, William. The limited importance of prison expansion. The Crime Drop in America.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2000.
  • Langan, Patrick A., et al. Historical statistics on prisoners in state and federal institutions, yearend 1925-86. NCJ 111098, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1988.
  • Cahalan, Margaret Werner. Historical corrections statistics in the United States, 1850-1984. BJS Reports.NCJ 102529, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1986.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1989): Historical Statistics on Prisoners in State and Federal institutions, Yearend 1925-1986: [United States]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08912