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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-044-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Census of state adult 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: 7852

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: The study was designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The census includes all state correctional facilities known to the Census Bureau in 1979. Each facility is classified into one of ten categories such as community center, prison farm, road camp, or reception center. Data for 1979 include number of inmates by security classification and by sex, number of full and part time staff, number of paid and volunteer staff broken down by position/age/pay/and education, number and age of facilities, type of facilities provided in each cell by size of cell, hospital facilities available, programs provided for the inmates, job training, and inmate IQ scores. There are a total of 493 variables for the 791 facilities in the 1979 census. The data are arranged with one record per facility.

SUBJECT TERMS: census data. correctional facilities. criminal justice system. demographic characteristics. ecological data. jails. personnel work. prisoners. states. United States.


Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of State Correctional Facilities, 1979: Advance Report, NCJ-25642. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1979.

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