The National Former Prisoner Survey (NFPS) was conducted between January 2008 and October 2008. The data were collected by the NORC at the University of Chicago under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Statistics. A total of 317 total parole offices in 40 states were included in the survey sample. Within each of the sampled offices, respondents were selected at random from rosters of eligible former prisoners. A total of 17,738 former state prisoners under active supervision participated in the survey. An additional 788 former prisoners were included from survey test offices. These former inmates had been randomly selected from 16 sampled offices. Based on 18,526 completed interviews, the survey achieved a 61% response rate.
One time collection.