Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-044-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Census of state adult correctional facilities, 1984.  [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: 8444

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: Machine-readable and a users' booklet.

Abstract: This study contains a descriptive analysis of confinement facilities and state-operated community-based correctional facilities nationwide. Decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers may use the Census to analyze the current conditions and needs of state correctional facilities for adults. Variables of interest include physical security, age of facilities, functions of facilities, programs, inmate work assignments, staff employment, facilities under court order/consent decree for conditions of confinement, capital and operating expenditures, custody level of residents/inmates, one-day and average daily population counts, race/ethnicity of inmates, inmate work assignments, inmate deaths, special inmate counts, and assaults and incidents by inmates. The institution is the unit of analysis.

SOURCE: official state prison records

UNIVERSE: All United States correctional facilities staffed and administered by state employees, primarily for State prisoners, operational on June 30, 1984, and functionally distinct in a separate physical location under the administration of their own warden, superintendent, director, or other administrator.

NOTE: Limitations on capital expenditures, race, ethnicity and population movement exist in the data and are documented thoroughly.

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

RESTRICTIONS: All users of these data are expected to send two copies of any completed manuscripts or thesis abstracts to the Consortium.

DATA TYPE: survey data

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


DATE OF COLLECTION: July 1984-Janary 1985

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

SUBJECT TERMS: assaults. census data. correctional facilities. criminal justice system. demographic characteristics. ecological data. ethnicity. jails. personnel work. social expenditures. states. violence. United States.

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