Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-008-006-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of inmates of state correctional facilities, 1979.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7856

Date Accessioned: 8/11/1994

Number of Files Received: 13

Comments: Data are in ASCII format and stored on a CD-ROM (DP7021).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, machine-readable, and a users' booklet.

Abstract: The purpose of this survey was to obtain information on the characteristics of persons confined to prison and the circumstances and conditions of their confinement. The survey focuses on topics and issues which are current and continuing concern to the correctional community and researchers. Information in the survey includes prison conditions such as staffing, space and overcrowding, inmate rights and privileges, and rules and regulations concerning prison operation and inmate behavior. Also data are provided on presence of educational and vocational programs, drug and alcohol programs, medical treatment and health care.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: All adult inmates housed in correctional facilities operated by a state government.

SAMPLE: Stratified two-stage selection with probabilities proportional to size measures.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each


DATE OF COLLECTION: October-November, 1979

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

SUBJECT TERMS: arrests. correctional facilities. criminal justice system. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. jails. legal systems. military affairs. prisoners. social attitudes and behavior. socioeconomic indicators.

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