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Reducing Prison Violence By More Effective inmate Management: An Experiment Field Test of the Prisoner Management Classification (Pmc) System in Washington State, 1987-1988

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Austin, James
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1992-03-09
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
assault; correctional facilities; corrections management; inmate classification; inmates; prison violence; suicide
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this collection was to measure the extent to which the Prisoner Management Classification (PMC) system in Washington state improved overall operations of prison facilities and reduced safety risks to inmates and staff. Four primary issues were addressed: (1) To what extent the PMC reduces rates of assaults on staff and inmates, (2) To what extent the PMC reduces rates of other serious misconduct, (3) To what extent the PMC increases rates of inmate participation in work or vocational programs, and (4) To what extent the PMC enhances staff job satisfaction, morale, and staff performance. Information is included on outcome variables against which comparisons between the experimental and control groups can be made. For each correctional facility, figures were collected for the number of staff-inmate assaults, number of inmate-inmate assaults, number of suicides and suicide attempts, number of escapes and escape attempts, number of "serious" disciplinary incidents, number of total staff, number of inmates, number of security staff vacancies, rated capacity of the facility, number of staff transfers and reasons, and number of inmates involved in educational, vocational, and work programs. Demographic variables include date of birth, sex, and race. Additional information concerns the family structure of the inmates and conditions surrounding the inmates' lives prior to entering prison.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Inmate Characteristic Data
    • DS2: Work Assignment Data
    • DS3: Disciplinary Records Data
    • DS4: Assignment Records Data
    • DS5: Housing Assignment Data
    • DS6: Long Interview Data
    • DS7: Short Interview Form
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987 / 1988
    Time period: 1987--1988
  • Collection date: 1988
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • Washington
Sampled Universe
All persons admitted to the Washington Department of Corrections in 1987 and 1988.
Sampling
A random sample of those inmates admitted to the Washington Department of Corrections and classified as medium-security risks.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB9665.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (87-IJ-CX-0014).
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
  • 9665 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09665.v1
Publications
  • Wooldredge, John. Keeping pace with evolving prison populations for effective management. Criminology and Public Policy.2, (2), 253-258.2003.
  • Wooldredge, John, Griffin, Timothy, Pratt, Travis. Considering hierarchical models for research on inmate behavior: Predicting misconduct with multilevel data. Justice Quarterly.18, (1), 203-231.2001.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418820100094871 (DOI)
  • Austin, James, Holien, Doug, Chan, Luiza, et al. Reducing Prison Violence by More Effective Inmate Management: An Experimental Field Test of the Prisoner Management Classification System, Final Report. San Francisco, CA: National Council on Crime and Delinquency. 1990.

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

Austin, James (1992): Reducing Prison Violence By More Effective inmate Management: An Experiment Field Test of the Prisoner Management Classification (Pmc) System in Washington State, 1987-1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09665