1974, 1979, 1984, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2012 (limited variables), 2019
Conducted approximately every 5 to 7 years, the Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities (CCF) collects facility-level data on the operations of facilities and the conditions of confinement, including facility capacity and crowding, court orders, safety and security within prisons, security-staff workload, overall facility function, programming, work assignments, and special housing. The CCF furnishes the sampling frame for the nationwide Survey of Prison Inmates.
The 2019 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities (CCF) covers adult correctional facilities operated by state departments of corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and private contractors in all 50 states, including the combined jail and prison systems in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Facilities that were included in the CCF housed prisoners primarily for state or BOP authorities; were operational on the day of the census; and were physically, functionally, and administratively separate from other facilities.
Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, Confinement Facilities (CJ-43A)
Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, Community-Based Correctional Facilities (CJ-43B)
The questionnaire is modified with each iteration to capture information on evolving issues in criminal justice and topics of greatest interest to users.