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Characteristics and Movement of Felons in California Prisons, 1851-1964

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, survey data
Creator
  • Messinger, Sheldon
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1985-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; convictions (law); correctional facilities; criminal justice system; demographic characteristics; fatalities; felons; inmates; parole
Description
  • Abstract

    Felons in the California prison system are documented in this data collection. The data are arranged by year and type of movement within the prison system, and include admissions, paroles, parole violations, suspensions or reinstatements of parole, discharges, deaths, and executions. Each record contains information on certain characteristics of the person involved, such as age at admission, race, marital status, education, military history, occupation, number of prior arrests, escape record, date and type of releases, and parole violations.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Male Admissions 1945
    • DS2: Male Paroles 1945
    • DS3: Male Admissions 1957
    • DS4: Male Parole 1957
    • DS5: Male Suspension of Parole 1957
    • DS6: Male Reinstatement of Parole 1957
    • DS7: Male Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1957
    • DS8: Male Institutional Termination 1957
    • DS9: Male Admissions 1964
    • DS10: Male Parole 1964
    • DS11: Male Suspension of Parole 1964
    • DS12: Male Reinstatement of Parole 1964
    • DS13: Male Parole Violators Returned to Prison 1964
    • DS14: Male Institutional Termination 1964
    • DS15: Male Active Parole Termination 1964
    • DS16: Male Inactive Parole Termination 1964
    • DS17: Female Admission to Prison 1945
    • DS18: Female Parole Release 1945
    • DS19: Female Suspension of Parole 1945
    • DS20: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1945
    • DS21: Female Institutional Termination 1945
    • DS22: Female Active Parole Termination 1945
    • DS23: Female Admission to Prison 1946
    • DS24: Female Parole Release 1946
    • DS25: Female Suspension of Parole 1946
    • DS26: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1946
    • DS27: Female Institutional Termination 1946
    • DS28: Female Active Parole Termination 1946
    • DS29: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1946
    • DS30: Female Admission to Prison 1947
    • DS31: Female Parole Release 1947
    • DS32: Female Suspension of Parole 1947
    • DS33: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1947
    • DS34: Female Institutional Termination 1947
    • DS35: Female Active Parole Termination 1947
    • DS36: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1947
    • DS37: Female Admission to Prison 1948
    • DS38: Female Parole Release 1948
    • DS39: Female Suspension of Parole 1948
    • DS40: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1948
    • DS41: Female Institutional Termination 1948
    • DS42: Female Active Parole Termination 1948
    • DS43: Female Admission to Prison 1949
    • DS44: Female Parole Release 1949
    • DS45: Female Suspension of Parole 1949
    • DS46: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1949
    • DS47: Female Institutional Termination 1949
    • DS48: Female Active Parole Termination 1949
    • DS49: Female Admission to Prison 1950
    • DS50: Female Parole Release 1950
    • DS51: Female Suspension of Parole 1950
    • DS52: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1950
    • DS53: Female Institutional Termination 1950
    • DS54: Female Active Parole Termination 1950
    • DS55: Female Admission to Prison 1951
    • DS56: Female Parole Release 1951
    • DS57: Female Suspension of Parole 1951
    • DS58: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1951
    • DS59: Female Institutional Termination 1951
    • DS60: Female Active Parole Termination 1951
    • DS61: Female Admission to Prison 1952
    • DS62: Female Parole Release 1952
    • DS63: Female Suspension of Parole 1952
    • DS64: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1952
    • DS65: Female Institutional Termination 1952
    • DS66: Female Active Parole Termination 1952
    • DS67: Female Admission to Prison 1953
    • DS68: Female Parole Release 1953
    • DS69: Female Suspension of Parole 1953
    • DS70: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1953
    • DS71: Female Institutional Termination 1953
    • DS72: Female Active Parole Termination 1953
    • DS73: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1953
    • DS74: Female Admission to Prison 1954
    • DS75: Female Parole Release 1954
    • DS76: Female Suspension of Parole 1954
    • DS77: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1954
    • DS78: Female Institutional Termination 1954
    • DS79: Female Active Parole Termination 1954
    • DS80: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1954
    • DS81: Female Admission to Prison 1955
    • DS82: Female Suspension of Parole 1955
    • DS83: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1955
    • DS84: Female Institutional Termination 1955
    • DS85: Female Active Parole Termination 1955
    • DS86: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1955
    • DS87: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1958
    • DS88: Female Institutional Termination 1958
    • DS89: Female Admission to Prison 1959
    • DS90: Female Parole Release 1959
    • DS91: Female Suspension of Parole 1959
    • DS92: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1959
    • DS93: Female Institutional Termination 1959
    • DS94: Female Active Parole Termination 1959
    • DS95: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1959
    • DS96: Female Admission to Prison 1960
    • DS97: 1960 Female Parole Release
    • DS98: Female Suspension of Parole 1960
    • DS99: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1960
    • DS100: Female Institutional Termination 1960
    • DS101: Female Active Parole Termination 1960
    • DS102: Female Admission to Prison 1961
    • DS103: Female Parole Release 1961
    • DS104: Female Suspension of Parole 1961
    • DS105: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1961
    • DS106: Female Institutional Termination 1961
    • DS107: Female Active Parole Termination 1961
    • DS108: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1961
    • DS109: Female Admission to Prison 1962
    • DS110: Female Parole Releases 1962
    • DS111: Female Reinstatement of Parole, 1962
    • DS112: Female Institutional Termination 1962
    • DS113: Female Active Parole Termination 1962
    • DS114: Female Admission to Prison 1963
    • DS115: Female Parole Release 1963
    • DS116: Female Suspension of Parole 1963
    • DS117: Female Reinstatement of Parole 1963
    • DS118: Female Parole Violators Returned to Prison 1963
    • DS119: Female Institutional Termination 1963
    • DS120: Female Active Parole Termination 1963
    • DS121: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1963
    • DS122: Female Admission to Prison 1964
    • DS123: Female Parole Release 1964
    • DS124: Female Suspension of Parole 1964
    • DS125: Female Reinstatement of Parole 1964
    • DS126: Female Parole Violator Returned to Prison 1964
    • DS127: Female Institutional Termination 1964
    • DS128: Female Active Parole Termination 1964
    • DS129: Female Inactive Parole Termination 1964
    • DS130: 1851-1865 California Prison Sample
    • DS131: 1866-1880 California Prison Sample
    • DS132: 1881-1895 California Prison Sample
    • DS133: 1896-1910 California Prison Sample
    • DS134: 1911-1925 California Prison Sample
    • DS135: 1926-1935 California Prison Sample
    • DS136: 1936-1944 California Prison Sample
    • DS137: Codebook-listed-to-tape for Datasets 0130-0136
    • DS138: Codebook for Parts 1-129
Temporal Coverage
  • 1851 / 1964
    Time period: 1851--1964
  • Collection date: 1978
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All male and female felons committed to the Director of Corrections in California for the years 1851 to 1964.
Availability
Delivery
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7971 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07971.v3
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07971.v1
Publications
  • Berk, R.A., Messinger, S.L., Rauma, D., Berecochea, J.. Prisons and Self-Regulating Systems: A Comparison of Historical Patterns in California for Male and Female Offenders. Law and Society Review.17, 547-586.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3053488 (URL)
  • Berk, R.A., Rauma, D., Messinger, S.L., Cooley, T.F.. A Test of the Stability of Punishment Hypothesis. American Sociological Review.46, 805-828.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095080 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Messinger, Sheldon (1985): Characteristics and Movement of Felons in California Prisons, 1851-1964. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07971.v2