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Deaths in Custody Reporting Program: State Prisons 2001 - 2012

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, event/transaction data, medical records
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Deaths in Custody Reporting Program Series
Publication Date
2015-03-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
correctional facilities; corrections; death; homicide; suicide
Description
  • Abstract

    The Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The DCRP 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. The DCRP 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 DCRP collection. This deals with the prison subcollection, which has a prison death file. The prison portion of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program began in 2001 after the passage of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 in October of 2000. The prison component of the DCRP collects data on inmate deaths occurring in the 50 state departments of corrections while inmates are in the physical custody of prison officials.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001 / 2012
    Time period: 2001--2012
  • 2001 / 2012
    Collection date: 2001--2012
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Deaths of individuals incarcerated in state prisons. Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Sampling
Individual-level death data are collected from the 50 state department of corrections in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • paper and pencil interview (PAPI)

Availability
Download
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35248 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Noonan, Margaret E., Ginder, Scott. Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2012 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 247448, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mljsp0012st.pdf (URL)
  • Ginder, Scott, Noonan, Margaret. Mortality In Local Jails And State Prisons, 2000-2011 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 242186, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mljsp0011.pdf (URL)
  • Maruschak, Laura M.. HIV in Prisons, 2001-2010. Bulletin.NCJ 238877, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2012.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hivp10.pdf (URL)
  • Noonan, Margaret E.. Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 239911, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Programs. 2012.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/mljsp0010st.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2015): Deaths in Custody Reporting Program: State Prisons 2001 - 2012. Version 1. Deaths in Custody Reporting Program Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35248.v1